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Watershed series, Big Lake
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Delivering Western Hendry County's News Since 1922
VOLUME 84 N B 1H S ,Rm 20
At A Glance
coming on April 29
The Countryside Singers
and others will join together
for some footstompin' fun at
the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on
Saturday, April 29. There will
be plenty of food and craft
vendors and lots of family fun.
Booth space is available for
only $10. Please call Suzanne
at the Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety at 675-0997 for further
details. There is a $5 admis-
sion fee and all proceeds will
benefit the Caloosa Humane
Society. Please call 675-0997
for further details.
The Project Graduation
meeting is set for Monday,
April 24, at 7 p.m. in the
LaBelle High School library.
The event is still in the plan-
ning stages and there is much
to do. Anyone who would like
to help provide an all night,
adult supervised evening of
fun for LHS graduating seniors
that is drug-free and alcohol-
free, is invited to come out
Register at COES
for summer VPK
There will be a Summer
2006 Pre-Kindergarten Regis-
tration at Country Oaks Ele-
mentary Saturday, May 6,
from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This pro-
gram is free to all children
who will be five before Sep-
tember 1, 2006, and will be
entering kindergarten. The
program will run from May 31
until July 27 from 7:50
a.m.-3:10 p.m. The program
will be located at Country
Oaks Elementary. There will
be no transportation provid-
ed. Students will receive
breakfast and lunch each day.
This program is designed to
prepare your child for kinder-
garten and build a strong
foundation for their continued
Food bank today
The Hendry County Food
Bank will be distributing
USDA commodities to each
individual or family that quali-
fies on Thursday, April 20,
from noon to 3 p.m.'at Our
Lady of Heaven Catholic
Church, 355 South Bridge
Street. Client eligibility can be
one of the following: Food
Stamp Recipient, Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families
TANF, Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) Medicaid, Resi-
dence Hosing founded by
Municipal, County, State of
Federal Government, Self Dec-
laration of Need by the client
(Based on the Department of
Health and Human Services
Poverty Income Chart).
Editorial ... ......... 4
Speak Out ...........4
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Counties plan joint meet
By Patty Brant
A common approach to
impending growth will be the
topic of a joint Hendry-Glades
commission meeting on Tues-
day, May 2, at 6 p.m. The round
table session will take place in
the Dallas B. Townsend Agricul-
ture Center in LaBelle.
Encore Construction was the
lowest of three bidders for the
new PBLU waterplant at
$5,550,000. A contract will be
prepared for the April 25 com-
mission meeting. A new plant is
still about a year away.
Lack of capacity at the current
PLBU plant has forced Phase II
water restrictions. PBLU cus-
tomers received a notice outlin-
ing how landscaping and outside
water use is curtailed. Fines may
be imposed on violators, but cus-
tomers are currently simply
being asked to comply.
The county commissioners
also approved a rate study for
Port LaBelle Utilities. The study
will be done by Tetra Tech. It will
include water and wastewater
rates and charges based on costs
of services and community stan-
decided to support
Central County Water Control
District residents' request for an
election that could change it
from a rural to an urban water
district. According to the district's
attorney, a petition residents sub-
mitted seeking a special election
was invalid. Although it was sub-
mitted with the specified time
period, three signatures were
unverified. For years Montura res-
idents have been trying unsuc-
cessfully to dissolve their 298 dis-
trict which favors large
landowners. The commissioners
opted to support them "to the
In other business:
* Commissioners approved
changes to the animal control
ordinance that mirror City of
LaBelle's newest ordinance.
The next regular meeting of
the Hendry County Commission
will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 25,
at the Courthouse in LaBelle.
Day April 22
Hendry County and the City
of LaBelle are sponsoring an
Earth Day celebration this year
at Barron Park Saturday, April
22, from noon-4 p.m.
The Southwest Cheerlead-
ers will have snow cones and
popcorn for a small donation.
Learn bike safety with Linda
McVey and enjoy some old
fashioned storytelling with Lori
Howard. Riverwatch, the-Flori-
da Wildlife Commission,
author Barbara Oehlbeck and
Recycling and Household Haz-
ardous Waste will have displays
and giveaway goodies. Check
out a firetruck and ambulance
and listen to the LMS Jazz
Band. The city will provide free
hot dogs and sodas.
There were 120 entries in
the Earth Day 2006 poster con-
test, sponsored by the LaBelle
Kiwanis Club. Winners were:
first graders: Vanessa Rivera
first place and Lindsey
Hagadish, second, both of
WGS; second graders: Lauren
Fottal LES first place, Mario
Lazalde, WGS second place;
third graders: Cinthia Mon-
tesino COES first place; Lorena
Cruz, COES second place;
fourth graders: Nathaniel
White COES first place, Yesenia
Erreguin COES, second place;
fifth graders: Diana Rodriguez
LES first place, Asmaa Odeh
COE, second place; sixth
graders; Marisol Lazalde, WGS
first place, Czarina Rivas WGS
second place; seventh graders:
Larisa Rivera WGS first place,
Alayna Ridgdill WGS second
place. All entries will be dis-
played at Barron Park. Win-
ners will be presented with
their ribbons throughout the
day. All participants can pick
up their posters or they will be
See Earth -Page 2
April: Child Abuse
Submitted to the laloosa ellel/
Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association
Blue green algae slime like this is a by-product of an
unhealthy river system
renowned haven for birds and
other wildlife, and the heart of a
$2 billion local tourist economy,
the Caloosahatchee is reeling
from discharges of millions of
gallons of fertilizer and toxic
laden water from Lake Okee-
chobee into the river.
"The Corps has taken
decades to turn the waters of
South Florida into a massive
Rube Goldberg contraption,
one that simply doesn't work,"
said Rebecca Wodder, president
of American Rivers. "Now the
bill has come due and it's past
time to gel serious about fixing
the complicated, widespread
problems along the Caloosa-
Successive severe hurricane
seasons in recent years have
See River -Page 2
Historically, the blue rib-
bon served as a national sym-
bol of child abuse awareness
for nearly 15 years. It originat-
ed in Norfolk, Va., in the
spring of 1989 when Bonnie
Finney, a grandmother whose
3-year-old grandson died at
the hands of his mother's
abusive boyfriend, tied a blue
ribbon to her van as a symbol
of her personal commitment
to involve everyone in the
effort to prevent child abuse.
While the blue ribbons
have served the purpose of
increasing awareness of the
prevalence of abuse and neg-
lect in our communities, the
focus now shifts from the
problem of abuse to the solu-
tion of effective prevention.
The symbol for the message
of prevention is the pinwheel
and represents the winds of
The Winds of Change
highlights how parenting has
changed over the years as a
result of changes in social,
cultural and demographic
trends in families. The pin-
wheel represents this change
and the message of preven-
tion. Each pinwheel given out
represents a new birth in our
local community and an
opportunity to support a new
family from the very begin-
ning. In Hendry County there
See Abuse Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
A joint Hendry/Glades pilot project has consolidated the area's shelters for Persons with
Special Needs. Members of the bi-county team are, pictured from left: Hendry/Glades Health
Department Planning Consultant loannis Gountas, Hendry County EM Director Tom
Kochheiser, Health Department Director of Nursing Pat Dobbins and Glades County EM
Director Angela Osceola.
releases of highly-polluted
water from Lake Okeechobee
by the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (Corps) and the South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) threaten
the health of the incredibly pro-
ductive Caloosahatchee River,
which American Rivers listed
today as America's #7 most
endangered river for 2006.
The annual America's Most
Endangered Rivers report high-
lights ten rivers facing a major
turning point in the coming
year, where action by citizens
can make a huge difference for
both community well-being
and river health.
American Rivers and its part-
ners on the Caloosahatchee, the
Citizens Association and the
Conservancy of Southwest
Florida, today called on the
Corps and the SFWMD to devel-
op and implement a proactive
water quality plan that includes
specific pollution reduction tar-
gets aimed at the source of the
Drinking water for tens of
thousands of people, a world-
PSN shelters combined
Hendry, Glades a special shelter during times of
extreme emergency. Special
share special Needs Shelters offer basic life
_needs shelter preserving accommodations
needs eter only. There is a public health
nurse on site, but Director of
By Patty Brant Nursing for the Hendry/Glades
Health Department Pat Dob-
The 2005 hurricane season bins warns their function is to
made believers out of a lot of "get you through the crisis"
Hendry and Glades County res- only.
idents. Many are still trying to As with all shelters, people
piece their lives back together must bring their own necessi-
after Wilma's catastrophic ties including food, bedding,
strike last October. With the toiletries, water and other com-
start of the 2006 hurricane sea- forts as well as their medica-
son only about six weeks away, tions and other health care
preparations are in full swing needs, including oxygen and
for what is being forecasted as diabetic paraphernalia. In addi-
another year of numerous and tion, those at PSN shelters must
potentially deadly storms. have a caregiver stay with
This year Hendry and them.
Glades are trying something During Wilma, local PSNs
new to serve some of its "most were open for 96 hours. Keep
fragile residents." Persons with in mind that shelters are not
Special Needs (PSNs) those comfortable places. They are
with chronic medical condi-
tions requiring special accom-
modations are provided with See PSN Page 2
Caloosahatchee: River in crisis
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Paddlers enjoy the Idyllic beauty of tlh-Caloosahatchee.Rlver.
River oi top 10 endangered list
River on top 10 endangered list
2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 20,2006
Continued From Page 1
created dangerously high water
levels in the lake, exacerbating
water quality problems in Lake
Okeechobee by churning fertiliz-
er-laden sediments and re-sus-
pending them into a trillion gal-
lons of lake water.
Prompted by limits on storage
volume, the SFWMD now regu-
larly releases polluted water up
to 69,500 gallons per second -
from Lake Okeechobee into the
These water releases sacrifice
the river's water quality. The com-
bination of re-suspended sedi-
ments and fertilizers has turned
Lake Okeechobee water into
- what local reporters liken to
chocolate soup, which now flows
regularly into the Caloosahatch-
ee, and eventually.reaches San
Carlos Bay., This leads to algal
blooms that deplete dissolved
oxygen, block sunlight, clog boat
intakes and produce fish-killing
ContinuedFrom Page 1
simply large structures built to
withstand high winds, intended
to keep people safe through the
storm. So, any comforts you may
have, you will have to bring with
- In the past few years, there
have been a total of three PSN
shelters in Hendry/Glades. This
year the two Emergency Man-
agement offices and the Hendry-
Glades Health Department have
partnered to consolidate them
into just one the Muse Com-
munity Center. Built to withstand
a Category Four storm, the Muse
center is a compromise.
Hendry's Emergency Manage-
ment Director Tom Kochheiser
said the state wanted local PSNs
to be sheltered at Sarasota. After
Wilma last year, the state recom-
mended the area regionalize
Emergency Management func-
tions. The jointPSN is one way
the two counties are cooperating
through team work to achieve a
"high level of service and safety
efficiency," Glades EM Director
Angela Osceola agrees.
PSN procedures remain the
same. You must register in
advance with your Emergency
Management office as a PSN.
Currently, there are some 35
toxins. These toxins are also a
threat to human health.
"The Caloosahatchee is the
lifeblood of all of Southwest Flori-
da," said Mary Rawl of. the
Caloosahatchee River Citizens
Association. "The crisis point is
right now and we cannot contirl-
ue to let the river be a disposal
conduit of last resort for Central
and South Florida."
The report calls on the Corps
to ensure that water discharges
are managed to dramatically-
reduce the devastating impacts to
the Caloosahatchee as they final-
ize a new discharge schedule by
January 2007. At the same time,
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
must ensure that any new water
management plan complies
strictly with the Endangered
Species Act, while the Corps
and SFWMD develop and imple-
ment a water quality plan that
includes specific.pollution reduc-
tion targets that address pollution
flowing into Lake Okeechobee, as
well as that flowing out of the lake,
into the Caloosahatchee.
"We have reached a pivotal
people on the PSN registry in
LaBelle, 12 in Clewiston and ten
in Moore Haven. As a storm
approaches and the shelter
opens, emergency management
personnel will still call those on
the register to coordinate their
plan. As previously, Good
Wheels will still pick up people
registered for the PSN shelter or
they may be transported there by
family or friends. Remember,
you must be ready to go when
the Good Wheels bus arrives it
will not wait and it will not
return for you.
Health department nurse
Susan Holland said staff sta-
tioned at the PSN will check
patients in, along with their care-
giver and supplies. They will go
over their registration form and
verify their information. Health
department staff is there to sup-
port caregivers, not take their
place in any way, and to provide
a calming effect with a little extra
The Glades County EMS will
also be using the Muse Commu-
nity Center as a staging area, so
during the storm there will be
the added advantage of having
EMT/paramedics on hand if
needed. However, once the
storm passes and ambulances
can again be on the road, they
will be responding to the many
emergency calls that will
time in -the business of water
management for Lake
Okeechobee," said Erick Lind-
blad of the Sanibel-Captiva Con-
"The system of structures and
the policies which guide their use
can no longer provide for the pro-
tection of the environment so cru-
cial to the economy of Central
and South Florida."
"The problems of the Caloosa-
hatchee River can be solved if fed-
eral, state and local regulators
work together to obtain more sur-
ficial storage, treat more water,
and time releases to mimic natu-
ral water flow\," said Andrew
McElwaine, President and CEO otf
the Conservancy of Southwest
About America's Most Endan-
Each year, American Rivers
solicits nominations from thou-
sands of river groups, environ-
mental organizations, outdoor
clubs, local governments, and
taxpayer watchdogs for the Amer-
ica's Most Endangered Rivers
inevitably be coming in.
Residents should remember
that all public shelters are
"refuges of last resort" only. No
comforts and no pels (so make
sure to have a plan for your ani-
mals before the storm hits). Pub-
lic shelters are crowded and
noisy, with none of the relative
comforts you would have at
home, even with a loss of power.
Emergency personnel advise
that, if you have anywhere else
to go during the storm, that's
your best bet. Slay home, if pos-
sible, shelter with family or
friends in a substantial structure
or leave the area.
Ms. Osceola and Mr.
Kochheiser remind all residents
to start putting their hurricane
supplies together now. Include
necessary medications (or at
least a list of them, nonperish-
able foods, water, flashlights,
radios, batteries, extra clothes
and things to keep you occupied
(books, magazines, games). If
you have a baby don't forget
baby food, formula, diapers all
the everyday paraphernalia that
To register as a PSN or for
more irformationd, call the
Hendry County Emergency Man-
agement at 612-4700 or. Glades.
County Emergency Management'
report. The report highlights the
rivers facing the most uncertain
futures rather than those suffering
from the worst chronic problems.
The report presents, alterna-
tives to proposals tht .would
damage rivers, identifies those
who make the crucial decisions,
and points out opportunities for
the public to take action on behalf
of each listed river.
This year's report details how
nearly a century of federal flood
damage reduction efforts poured
tons of concrete and billions of
dollars into massive engineering
projects that too often destroy
natural flood protection and lure
communities into harm's wa\.
The rivers named in this year's
America's Most Endangered
Rivers report are: Pajaro River
(Calif.), Upper Yellowstone River.
(Mont.), Willamette River (Ore.),
Salmon Trout, River (Mich.),
Shenandoah River (a. and W.
Va.), Boise River (Idaho),
Caloosahatchee River (Fla.l, Bris-
tol Bay (Alaska), San Jacinto River
r(ex.), and the Verde River .Ariz.).
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Maria Ramos, chairman of
the Kiwanis Earth Day poster
contest, is pictured with one
of the drawings you can see
during the Earth Day event.
Continued From Page 1
returned to the appropriate
school. Organizers wish to thank
all the schools, parents, students
For more information, please
call Pat Norman at 675-5252, Lois,
Jaffies at' 67.5-3940 or Maria
Rarms at 675-42142.
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were 661 births in 2004 and an
average of 630 births each year.
Judy Paskvan, Program Manag-
er for Healthy Families, says
"Parenting is not an easy job,
young parents need our sup-
port. Babies do not come With
instructions and young parents
need to understand how their
baby develops and grows, as
well as how important they are
in the lives of their children."
The Healthy Families Pro-
gram is focused on the preven-
tion of child abuse and neglect
and helps families from the very
beginning with a positive par-
enting approach. Family Support
Workers support parents in
being the best parents they can
be by learning about their
child's development, the impor-
tance of preventive health and
creating a safe home environ-
ment for the children. Everyone
can help protect our children
Be a role model by demon-
strating for children and other
adults how conflicts can be
resolved without hitting or
yelling. Volunteer your time to
help strengthen families in our
community: Get to know your
neighbors and their children or
grandchildren. Offer to baby-sit
for free to give stressed parents a
little time for themselves.
Become a mentor for a child or
new parent. Donate your chil-
dren's outgrown clothing or toys
to a family in need. Learn what
child abuse is. Recognize the
common signs of abuse. Report
For more information on
Healthy Families call LaBelle:
863.674.4041 ext 149 and
Clewiston: 863.902.3311 ext
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Avian flu: How to protect your family
This information is the third part eyes, mouth or nose before wash- .their handsfrequently with soap information as you can about your
in a series provided by The Hendry ing their hands. and water and cover their cough. medical history, especially if you
and Glades County Health Depart- While there is no vaccination Stay home from work and have a serious health condition or
ments on Pandemic Influenza. currently available for bird flu, the school if sick. allergy. According to Dr. Fernandez,
How can I protect myself from following simple steps can help When soap and water are not Medical Director of the Hendry and
Bird Flu or other forms of flu? prevent anyflu and limit the spread available, alcohol-based wipes or Glades County Health Depart-
The main way that illnesses like of infection. gel sanitizers may be used. ments, "It is also important to stock
colds and flu are spread is from *Wash your hands often for 15- When traveling, avoid places a three month supply of prescrip-
person to person in the respiratory 20 seconds; about the amount of where avian flu is more likely to be tion medications."
droplets of coughs and sneezes time it takes to sing the "Happy transmitted. Create a family. emergency
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Hendry Regionaloffers free diabetes education class
Diabetes affects your heart and
blood vessels. Complications
include heart attack, coronary
artery disease, stroke and poor cir-
culation to the feet. Heart disease
affects 75 percent of those with dia-
People with Type 2 diabetes
have an even greater risk of cardiac
complications because damage to
blood vessels starts many years
before blood sugar levels elevate.
Insulin resistance, the cause of the
Alena May Goff MMcey
Renowned cook and gardener,
lover of bright colors and tangos left
us April 13, 2006, at the age ol 85.
She was a teller
:of stories and
good at laugh-
ter. She made
dren and two
hope to be as
she was, and mothered anyone
who wandered into her sphere.
She lived through the '26 hur-
ricane at Okeechobee, the '28
hurricane at Canal Point and
weathered the many storms that
pass through everyone's lives.
She is survived by everyone read-
ing this and will be sorely missed
Type 2 diabetes, leads to high
blood pressure, high cholesterol
and fat deposits 20-30 years before
the high blood sugars start to rise.
Diabetes causes changes in the
way fats are used in the body. Cho-
lesterol and triglycerides elevate
and the good cholesterol (HDL)
level falls. The cholesterol
becomes small, dense and sticky
causing it to stick to the sides of
blood vessels. This leads to athero-
sclerosis, fatty plaques that form on
Leland Attis Rolls
Leland Allis Rolls, age 56 of
Felda, died Tuesday, April I 1,2006.
He was involved in a car accident at
work on Highway 27 one mile
south of 29 in Palmdale. He was
employed for Better Roads as a
He is survived by his sister: Sue
Peacock .Roy); brothers: Van Lee
Rolls and Henry Rolls (Donna)
Funeral services were held April
15 at Brister Funeral Home. Burial
took place at th6 Felda Cemetery
with Pastor Hilario Perez officiating.
Brister Funeral Home in
Immokalee was in charge of the
Janeal E. Conley
SJaneal E. Conley, age 63, of
LaBelle, passed away April 16,
2006, in Cape Coral.
She was born Nov. 29, 1942, in
Bremen, Indiana, to Elmer J. Bows-
er and Letha M. (Bowen) Bowser.
She moved to LaBelle in August
2005 from Arizona.
Survivors include sisters: Juda R.
Burke of LaBelle, and Mentone, IN
and Jearlyn Couts of LaBelle; broth-
the sides of blood vessels and
shrink the opening that carries
blood to organs, arms and legs.
The red blood cells become sticky
and clump together, increasing the
risk for high blood pressure, heart
attack and stroke.
Hypertension, or high blood
pressure, affects more than half of
all people with diabetes and plays a
major part in the progress of eye
and kidney problems. Blood pres-
sure in people %with diabetes
increases with age and %weight and
er. Donald Bowser of Plymouth,
Ind: seven nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Mon E. Conle\ and broth-
er, Dean Bowser. Donations can be
made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplo-
mat Parkw'ay E., Cape Coral, FL
33909 in Janeal's memory .
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.
Annie Mae Booth
Annie Mae Booth, age 95.
passed away April 16, 2006, at Par-
risri Medical Center in Titusxille, Fla.
She was born August I, 1910, in
Barto%\. She also resided in LaBelle
for 50 plus years before moving to
Tituslille in 1997 She worked as a
bookkeeper for a few different busi-
nesses but the most recent was the
Tri-County Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by
her first husband, Alfred Tomlinson
Sand her second husband, Carlos F
Booth. She is survived by her
daughter: Ruth Yeomans of
Titusville; two daughters: Gail Har-
rison of Lake Placid and Arbelle
Heinz of Arcadia; a brother: Nelson
Story of Lake Placid. She has eight
is twice as likely in African-Ameri-
cans as Caucasians. It adds to the
higher risk of stroke. Hypertension
worsens hardening of the arteries,
where the walls of the arteries
become thick and hard, leading to
Prevention of heart complica-
tions is possible, %with daily exer-
cise. low fat diet and medications
for hypertension and cholesterol.
Call 863-983-1123 for more infor-
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchil-
dren; and two great-great grand-
Visitation was April 19 at New-
comer Family Funeral Home in
Titusville. The service is Thursday,
April 20, at the LaBelle Church of
God at 1:30 p.m.
Arrangements were entrusted
to the care of newcomer Family'
Funeral Home. Messages ol condo-
lence may be left for the family at
ww\ .newcomer amily.com
Alice Therese Hosang
Alice Therese Hosang, age 69, of
LaBelle, passed away April 10,
2006, in LaBelle. She was born Aug.
13, 1936, in Highland Park, Michi-
Survivors include her daughter:'
Carrie (Ed) Gelsey of Glendale, AZ:
brothers: Ed Hosang of Ft. Myers
and Robert Hosang of Virginia
Beach, VA; and sister: Sharon Hart-
man ofRochester, MI.
'A memorial mass will be Friday,
April21,11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen
of Heaven Catholic Church in
LaBelle with Father Chester
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GONE BUT NOT
AUGUST 6, 1927
^ APRIL 4, 2005
You were so full of life,
S A1wa\s smiling and carefree,
Life loved.you being a part of it,
And we loved you being a part of us.
You could make any:'ne laugh,
If they were ha\ ing a bad day, No: matter how said I was,
bYu could rake the hurt akvav Nothrin could ever -stop you,
Or even make you tall, You were ready to take on the world,
Ready to do it all. But God dec ided he needed you,
So from this world you left, Bur you took a piece of all of us,
Our hearts are what you kept.
Your seat is now empty, And it's hard not see your ifce,
But please always knoi:w this,
: No one will ever take your place.
And we-know everyday for the rest of our lives,
a1 ; W\'e'Il be missing you.
P, HENDRY COUNTRY DEiPUTY
BRIAN A. HAAS
March 3, 1983 April 24, 2004
You live on in the memories of all who love you.
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County, and he died doing what he loved.
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remember every detail of April, 24, 2004,
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UPSET OVER GRADUATION: We the parents are outraged about
this year's graduation at LaBelle High School.
These kids and parents have waited a life time for this day and now
the school is going to take it away from us because they want to try
something new. Please!
.Having graduation on a hot Saturday morning is bad enough but to
limit the students to 15 tickets is pure insanity. That means only parents
and grandparents can come. What about the other relatives that have
been to our other kids' graduations and now can't attend this child's?
That isn't fair.
What about our pastors, coaches, former teachers and friends who
have watched them grow up and are excited about this day as we all
are? That means Mrs. Puletti can't come with Mr. Puletti because she
doesn't have a ticket because she isn't a family member of one of the
students. Do you see how ridiculous this all is? Not to mention unfair to
I know of a lot of kids who are not wanting to attend their own
graduation because their whole family won't be able to attend. How
do you pick which brother or sister gets to go when you don't have
enough tickets for a large family? I do believe the school board needs
to rethink this and consider the problems, you will have at the gate
when you try to turn someone away that doesn't have.a ticket but has
driven a far distance to see their relative graduate, not to mention the
ones with toddlers that also have to have tickets.
We are telling you no matter how good you think this idea is, that
you are going to have big fallout from this on graduation day. I for one
will be livid if my child's graduation day is marred by fallout from this.
LANDFILL DEAL ALREADY STINKS: The Glades County Correction-
al Development Corporation will soon break ground on.the new $32
million dollar Glades County Jail and Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) facility. Have any of the proponents of the pro-
posed "regional landfill" being discussed to be sited on the adjacent
Duda property, through annexation by the City of Moore Haven, con-
templated what the impact of that facility might be upon the INS proj-
It is entirely possible that once tons of trash begin to be trucked in to
this regional landfill that "detainees" at the INS facility could lodge a
federal complaint against "cruel and unusual punishment" due to the
stench. So might inmates at the GEO complex across the street. Were
that to happen, all of those "detainees" could be relocated elsewhere
and with themthe money that pays for their keep.
The county plans to develop the rest of the property as a business
park. Companies only choose to site next to a landfill when there are
no alternative sites available. Think about it.
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Why do we have this department if it is not
enforced? By not being enforced, junk cars, bikes, car parts and trash
in yards. How can the public help? How much force do they have?
How can they have more force?
QUESTION FORANY SHERIFF'S DEPT. OR FHP: Is it legal to pass a
road grader or farm equipment with two solid yellow lines? No. Why
do so many do it?
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?: I am a bookkeeper for a local busi-
ness in LaBelle and it is impossible for me to understand how some-
one in the Hendry County Clerk's Office can embezzle $60,000 and no
one have a clue that this is going on. This person has been (allegedly)
stealing for over six months and it is just now being discovered. How
can this be? All I can say is this is the poorest excuse for record keeping
that Thdv' ever heard of. Are there no checks arid balances in place to
prevent this from happening? I believe that supervisors within the
clerk's office havq to bear a portion of the blame.
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Are we outnumbered in Hendry County?
With all the "to do" about
immigration, wire tapping, leak-
ing, lobbyist graft, and, now, bird
flu as an honest, god fearing citi-
zen and tax payer, did you ever
feel "they" have us outnum-
Well, don't look now, but, you
are right -"they" do!
So, how do we manage to
cope with all of these negative.
influences on our sanity and well
being? When in doubt, we can
call on the wisdom of Benjamin
Franklin, who among his many
talents, had awaywith words.
He is credited with saying "All
the Constitution guarantees is the
pursuit of happiness. You have to
catch up with it by yourself."
In today's situations I take that
to mean exercising more valued
judgment in electing our govern-
ing representatives than we have
j tyour worii
apparently done to date.
Although it was meant in
humor, there is a story circulating
under the guise of a new disease
being transmitted out of the politi-
tanks. It is designated by the
name "Gonorrhea Lectim" and is
pronounced "gonna re-elect
Once you get by the shock
value of the pseudo titular desig-
nation, and disregard any social
implications, there is a remedial,
curative action available. All you
have do is put the "act" back in
Coincidentally, I ran across
another corruptive factor appar-
ently affecting the governing
process at all levels of govern-
It is the demise of the citizen's
most staunch advocate, and long-
Stime friend and supporter, Mr.
Mr. Common Sense lived by
the golden rule, the Ten Com-
mandments, and provided solid
supporting encouragement and
guidance at all levels of human
needs and involvements.
Having been preceded in
death by his parents, Truth and
Trust, his wife Conscience, his
daughter Responsibility and his
son Reason, he is survived by two
step brothers, Irresponsible and
No real mention of his passing
has been publicized because so
few of us have realized he is gone
- another insidious sign of the
times, as our
familyless, overstressed economy
and lifestyles careen toward some
fictitious finish line.
If you still remember Mr. Com-
mon Sense, and how useful he.
can be, rise up and rebut, through
the citizen action and elective
As the majority, at this
moment, this seems arcane and
foreign to your depth of concerns,
you can surrender one of your
few remaining freedoms and
allow the minorities, as Ben'
Franklin said "to catch up with it
T. W. Bill Neville (Hendry,
County Citizen and Taxpayer)
SSomething that came up
recently with a client, and I
believe is worth discussing, is
stock redemption for those of you
who own stock in a family busi-
ness, farm or close corporation.
Generally the stock you own is
traded on one of the exchanges,
and consequently there'is a ready
market for it. However, when you
have a small business with a limit-
ed number of stockholders, sell-
ing your stock may be difficult.
The first place you think of is one
of the other stockholders. Since
everybody is in the same boat, it
often makes sense to have a buy
and sell agreement.
Thereby, if you die or become
disabled, a specified person or
persons will purchase your stock.
I discussed the importance of buy
and sell agreements several
months ago in this column, but
not specific types or close corpo-
There are two basic ways to do
a buy-back. First, you have a writ-
ten agreement that says you or
your personal representative,
must sell or offer to sell your
shares to the corporation. The
agreement specifies that the cor-
poration must purchase those
shares, at a price determined by
an agreed upon formula. This is. a
simple corporate buy-back.
The second method involves
selling the stock not to the corpo-
ration, but directly to the other
stockholders. The agreement usu-
ally specifies that the shares be
sold proportionately so that the
remaining stockholders continue
to own the same respective per-
centage of the corporation.
Is there an advantage to the
second method? You bet! It
allows those purchasers to obtain
a new cost basis for the shares
they are buying directly from you
or your personal representative.
Otherwise, if the corporation itself
buys the stock, it is retired or car-
ried as Treasury stock on the
books. The disadvantage of the
second method (called the criss-
cross method) is the complexity
when dealing with many stock-
holders. The total net worth of the
corporation is the same either
way, but surviving stockholders,
perhaps your family members or
friends, who later sell their stock,
will want the increased cost basis
for their stock.
There are some complex IRS
rules that come into play when
your personal representative
redeems stock shares to a corpo-
ration in which you own more
than 35 percent of the business or
farm, and uses the money to pay
Federal Estate Taxes, funeral
expenses and administration
costs. Here you want to look at
section 303 of the IRS code. Those
rules are designed to help you,
but you need to go over them
with your CPA or your tax attor-
In that situation you may inten-
tionally have a corporate buy-
back and not use the criss-cross
method. Often, life insurance
policies are purchased to guaran-
tee the cash will be readily avail-
able j, the corporation to pur-
chase those qualifying shares
upon the death of the stockhold-
er. As much as you might want to
barter with the IRS, they are only
interested in cash! Death taxes are
due nine months after death on
Form 706, arid although form
4768 will get you a six-month
extension, it doesn't prevent you
from having to pay the tax or the
interest due for being late. Thus, if
you have a sizable estate, and a
close corporation or farm, do
some careful planning with your
shares of stock. Wayne C. Switzer,
The Center for Autism and
Related Disabilities-University of
South Florida (CARD-USF) will
present "How to Teach New Skills"
from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April
26 at Redlands Christian Migrant
Association (RCMA), 551 West
Cowboy Way, La Belle. The free
program is designed for parents,
grandparents and teachers of
young children with autism and
related disabilities between the
ages of 18 months and 7 years.
Topics include designing a
teaching program using systematic
instruction, motivating children to
learn new skills, prompting sys-
teams, prompt fading procedures,
using visual supports and rein-
forcement. Written materials in
Spanish will be available.
CARD-USF training are offered
in Hendry County as a free public
service. Registration is required.
For information, call (239) 590-
7771, or e-mail registration to
provides program services for indi-
viduals with autism, dual sensory
impairments and related disabili-
ties, families, professionals and
peers throughout fourteen coun-
ties in west, central and southwest
Friday, April 21
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting
7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
Bingol Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church, Early bird
6:45, Regular at 7 p.m. NO Smoking
Sunday, April 23
AA: 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd, Collingswood
& Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
Monday, April 24
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at
6 p.m., First Christian Church,
Social Hall, 138 Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Moose Lodge #2398: 8 p.m.
Moose Lodge Lions/Jaycee Blvd.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Euca-
lyptus, Port LaBelle, open meeting
Tuesday, April 25
Kiwanis Club: 7 am., Flora and
Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby Class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Boo Boo's Restau-
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7
School Board: 5:30 p.m. Clewis-
County Commission: 6:30 p.m.
F&AM: lodge on Jaycee/Lions
Blvd. dinner meeting, 6 p.m.
Heartland CHADD: (Children
and Adults with Attention Deficit
Disorders) Fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
LaBelle High School, teacher in-
service points available.
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379
F&AM: 7:30 p.m. Jaycee/Lions
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group, 8 p.m., First Christian
Church, Ford Avenue, open meet-
Laloosa Delle/ouunna meisrer
Question of the week: What did you think of the Hispanic
march this last week protesting immigration laws?
Kayla Marshall, age 17,
said, "I think it was good
that they did it. They could
express how they felt."
Juan Martinez, age 17, said, \"I
went to the one in LaBelle. I
thought it was pretty calm and
peaceful. Everyone's ancestors
were immigrants at one time. And
now they are trying to kick out
Hispanic immigrants. It's going to
hurt the economy really bad."
Kenny Martinson, age 18, said,
"My parents went to the rally in
Ft..Myers. I would have gone, but
i had an important class that I
didn't want to miss. They said it
was peaceful, lots of people
showed up for a good cause."
Brandy Gonzalez, age 17, said,
"I think it was good that people
stood up for what they believe
in. I was going to do it, but I
worked the night before and
woke up to late to go to the one
Oscar Tovar, age 17, said, "I did-
n't have a ride to go to either
event, in Ft. Myers or LaBelle. I
really wanted to go. It was some-
thing that they should have done.
They do have a right to work
here. They are not criminals or
terrorists. If they want to get citi-
zenship they should. They
should at least get a work visa. I
hope the outcome will be good."
Ashley Morrissey, age 19, said,
"I think they should have done
it. I am happy that the school let
them do it to express them-
selves and their rights. If they
are legal or not-they still have
the right to express their
Brenda Arrieta, age 14, said,
"I thought it was good to
show support of the illegal
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 20,2006
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By Loma Jablonski
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Politi-
cians, wildlife experts, business-
men and locals continue to focus
their attention on the 730 sq. mile
lake named Lake Okeechobee
(Seminole for big water). The
beautiful lake was once home to a
multitude of wildlife from alliga-
tors and waterfowl to largemouth
bass, blue gill, specks and numer-
ous other fish. Its bounty was
essential to the economy of the
city and county. But now the lake
is in trouble. After years of mis-
management, neglect and natural
disasters, the fish population is
At a summit held on Jan. 13,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (F1VCi dis-
cussed the decline in the fish pop-
ulation of Lake Okeechobee with
anglers, business owners and
As reported in February, the
FWC took 66 electro fishing sam-
ples of largemouth bass at differ-
ent areas around the lake in areas
such as Harney Pond, Fisheating
Bay, Tin House Cove, Indian
Prairie Canal, Horse Island, King's
Bar, Cody's Cove and J&S Fish
They took a lake-wide trawl in
27 primarily open-wvater areas
such as Taylor Creek, Nubbin
Slough, the open water south of
the Pass, the shiner traps and the
open water out from Horse Island
for other species of fish during the
month of October. Their findings
are far from positive.
"We picked up the lowest
number of black crappie since the
program started in 1973," said Jon
Fury, FWC South Region freshwa-
ter fisheries administrator. "Our
capture rate of black crappie larg-
er than 8 inches was 25 times
lower than average."
Recent electro fishing samples
in October 2005 also show a lack
of baby or, "young-of-the-year"
bass which indicates a poor
reproduction rate for bass.
"We collected one young-of-
the-year bass in 16 hours of elec-
tro fishing, which is startling," Mr.
Fury said. "Following the lake
recession and drought in 2000, we
collected 163 young-of-the-year
When asked what could be
done to save the lake, local FWC
biologist Don Fox stated, "There is
no short term solution. There is
too much waler and loo much
damage to the habitatftor a short
term fix. What we need iC '6eeral
years of ideal conditions such as
lower lake levels; good weather
conditions: and, the political
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Sam Baggett of the Big "O"
Junior Teen Anglers bass
fishing club had a good day
recently on the troubled Lake
Okeechobee as shown by the
lunker he brought in.
w heel to operate in such a way as
to help the lake. We're going to
have to become extremely restric-
tive on crappie limits. As for the
bass, they are not currently in as
much danger as crappies, but
should still be monitored closely,"
In trawls performed between
1988 and 1991 the dominant
species in the lake included
threadlin shad, bluegill, black
crappie, Florida gar, gizzard shad,
while catfish and red ear sunfish.
The average number of fish col-
lected was 6,052 with an average
of 11.21 fish per minute collected.
The average number of threadfin
shad was 2,992 and the average
number of black crappie being
2,037. The average weight of the
crappies was 80.39(g).
In October 2005 the samples
changed dramatically. The domi-
nant species are now black crap-
pie, w hite catfish, channel catfish,
Florida gar, bluegill and threadfin
shad. The total number of fish col-
lected was 1,145 with an average
number of fish collected per
minute of 2.12. The number of
threadfin shad had dropped to 80
and the average number of black
crappie had dropped to 482. Their
average weight had plummeted to
9.589ig). The drop in shad is par-
ticularly alarming as they are an
important part of the crappie's
According to the recent press
release, based on biologists' expe-
rience from the past, they expect
the recovery of aquatic vegetation
and sport nsn populations to oe a
multi-year process. Mr. Fox's find-
ings have brought to light the
issues that those wvho depend on
the lake.for their livelihood have
known for years.
Mary Ann Martin, owner of
Roland Martin's Marina in Clewis-
ton, has seen the lake change over
the years. "The quality and quan-
tity of fishing on this lake has defi-
nitely declined," she said. "The
south end of the lake is worse than
the northern end. It is nothing but
muck and mud down here. Tour-
nament anglers are mainly fishing
in the Moonshine Bay area
because that's the only place
where there's fresh, clean water.
Crappie fishing has collapsed and
bass fishing has declined dramati-
cally because there just is no clear
water." She continued, "The eco-
nomic impact is devastating. A lot
of my long-time customers are
stating that they won't be back
next season." Ms. Martin predict-
ed that within the next two years,
there will be no crappie left in the
"There's nothing left for them
to eat. They're not spawning and
soon there won't be any (crappie)
left. Additionally, with the natural
food chain destroyed, all pan fish-
ermen will be gone within the
next two years. There's simply no
fish left for them. The figures
speak for themselves. The state of
Florida better wake up. In 2003
the economic impact of recre-
ation fishing in Florida was $7.8
billion. Non-resident anglers were
numbered at I million. Retail sales
contributed to fishing were $4.3
The decline in the fish popula-
tion is already being fell locally.
Several bait shops have already
closed. Owners of those that
remain open are worried.
Bubba Helton who, along with
his wife Margaret, own Garrard's
Bait and Tackle Shop, has seen a
significant drop in the number of
crappie fishermen. He is worried
about the future of the lake
because it directly affects his busi-
ness and his family.
"'."\Ve need to have the lake
dropped to 10 feet and have it
done now. Then it needs to be
kept that low so that we get some
grass to grow on the bottom," said
Mr. Helton. "Crappie need grass to
spawn and there is none. The lake
has become a pure mud hole. I've
even seen a drop in bass, and you
can see by the weights that are
being brought in at the bass tour-
naments that there is a problem.
"You can thank South Florida
Water Management and the Corps
of Engineers for this mess. We
tried-to tell them even before the
hurricanes that we had a problem
with the lake level, but they
wouldn't listen to us locals. It's
going to take help from those who
come here to fish and spend
money to get their attention, and
we need the help as soon as possi-
ble," he continued. "If we don't
take care of the habitat, there will
be no fish," stated Mr. Fox. "The
lake is so muddy that plants won't
grow. People have to get united
and become involved if they want
this turned around. I'm worried
that there will be no lake for my
grandchildren to enjoy if some-
thing is not done to correct the sit-
uation and preserve one of Flori-
da's true natural resources."
Mrs. Martin agrees. "The Corps
of Engineers has a limited window
of opportunity right now to help
the lake. They must continue to
discharge water to drop the lake
levels before we come out of the
dry season and into the rainy and
hurricane seasons. The lake is like
a patient in intensive care and is
just being sustained. Something
has to be done. As long as the lake
is dirty the estuaries are not
healthy," she said.
Jim Dorris of Lake Okee-
chobee Bail and Tackle stated,
"This time last year it wasn't this
bad. The lake is so muddy that
crappies can't survive."
Jerry Stewart of Slim's Fish
Camp in Belle Glade said, "The
dynamite holes are not clearing
up. The lake is nothing but mud.
Bass can adapt, but crappies like
cleaner water. The water level is
getting down, but we need it
dropped more. In my opinion,
officials need to suspend spraying.
There is already a foot of sediment
helping to choke out the vegeta-
tion. We certainly don't need
more dead vegetation. Just let
Mother' Nature take its course.
Spraying is an issue by itself. It
causes a lot of problems and the
lake doesn't need more right now.
Lake Okeechobee is one of the
best fisheries in the world and we
have to take care of it. Mother
Nature will do her part, but we
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Road to playoffs: Cowgirls have hot bats
The Cowgirls ended their regu-
lar season on Thursday April 13,
with a 7-0 victory against Sebring
High School. The Cowgirls were
led by Dani Blake and Vanessa
Ostolaza offensively. With the vic-
tory, the Cowgirls finished the reg-
ular season at 20 wins and 5 loss-
es and the number one seed in
On Monday, April 17, the Cow-
girls traveled to Clewiston to com-
pete in their first game of the dis-
trict tournament against Dunbar
High School. The Cowgirls' got off
to a great start and never looked
back. Alexa Redish pitched the
first 3 innings she had five strike
outs and allowed no hits. Jacy
Sealey came in for the next two
innings and had three strike outs
and gave up just one hit and four
walks. Both girls did a great job
for the team. Final score was 31-1.
Dani Blake, Heather Raulerson
and Kaci Ringler, each scored
three runs:The girls came into the
game ready to play. Coach Ray-
mond Marroquin said, "We know
that it is going to take an all-
around team effort the rest of the
way in order for us to win the dis-
trict title and advance into the
state play-offs for the second year
in a row."
The Cowgirls were to play
their second game of the district
tournament on Wednesday, April
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At the most recent college foot-
ball signing celebration Coach Ron
Dunbar started by saying, "We are
honored to be congratulating these
two fine young men as they have
chosen to continue on with their
educations and proud that they)
have taken the next step." Each of
the two young men that signed last
week had been three year starters
and great leaders for their team, he
said. Coach Dunbar works hard to
encourage all his players to take
the opportunities available to
J.B. Hull will be headed to Cul-
ver Stockton College, in Canlon,
Mo., just 30 miles north of Hanni-
bal and Mark Twain country. Culver
Stockton was founded in 1853 and
is a private four-year residential col-
lege community affiliated with the
Disciples of Christ Christian
Church. Students may choose
among 27 academic programs. It is
situated on 140 acres of rolling
countryside overlooking the Missis-
A defensive tackle, J.B. weighs
in at 235 pounds and is six fool-tvo
inches tall. He carries a 3.3 Grade
Point Average and plans to study
business administration. J.B. stated
that he could not have done it with-
out all Coach Dunbar's help. He
also said he appreciates him and
the rest of the coaching stall.
Coach Dunbar remarked that J.B
was the best long snapper that the
LaBelle High School has ever seen,
with only one miss in three years,
and that occurred during a rainy
The Culver Stockton Wildcats
will play their first football game of
the 2006 season against Linden-
wood University on September 2.
Lindenwood is the chosen school
of another LHS football teammate,
Matty (Matthew) Bell has cho-
sen LaGrange College, a small
1,000 student College in LaGrange,
Georgia. The college was built in
1831 and is the oldest private col-
lege in the state. The school is situ-
ated on 120 acres, 65 miles south-
west of Atlanta and 40 miles from
Auburn. LaGrange College is affili-
ated with the United Methodist
Mattywill have the distinction of
being on the first team ever playing
football for LaGrange, a Division III
school. The football program was
added to the athletic program just
this year. LaGrange also recently
built a $3.5 million, 18,000-foot
addition to the Callaway Education
Building, which houses the brand
new state-of-the-art locker rooms,
athletic training room, equipment
room, coaches' offices and weight
room. They also have a new prac-
Matty, however, was selected by
the Panthers for his academic
achievements and received an aca-
demic scholarship to LaGrange. At
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J.B. Hull signs his college football letter of intent as happy Mom Kathi, Joey, Dad Jerry, and
Brian Hull look on.
LaBelle High School, Mattyworked
hard to earn a -.1 weighed Grade
Point Average. His plans are to
study in the Human Services field
with an emphasis on Criminal Jus-
tice. Matty is 260 pounds and is five
foot-eleven inches tall.
Mattv remarked that Coach
Dunbar was very easy to get along
with and vwas very encouraging to
him, helping him to make his col-
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Wingate University in North Caroli-
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Eggs-hausting fun for everyone
Over 100 residents enjoyed a big Easter Egg Hunt and party at the Pioneer Community
Center Saturday, April 15. The community came together for a day of great food, fun and
prizes for the kids. Egg hunts, games, hot dogs and candy what a day! The adults had
at least as much fun as kids did, soaking up their excitement and energy.
L.H.S. plans sports
LaBelle High School will be-
giving Sports Physical at the
LaBelle High School on May 12
and May 19. The 9th and 10th
graders will be on May 12 from
2:30-4:30 p.m.; Ilth and 12th
graders May 19 @ 2:30-4:30 p.m.
the cost will be $10.
Any questions please call Tracy
Nobles at LHS 674-4120.
Sign-up for Longhorns
Pop Warner sign-ups will be
held Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesday in April. They will be
at Davis Pratt Park from 5:30-7:30.
You will need the following:
report card, birth certificate and a
minimum deposit of $10.
Anyone interested in football
or cheerleading between the ages
of 5 and 15 can sign up with the
LaBelle Longhorns. If you have
questions come out and get some
to hold meeting
The Firehouse Cultural Center
Board of Directors will meet
Wednesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m.
at the theater.
History buffs to meet
The LaBelle Heritage Museum
is celebrating the last meeting ol
the season by going to Buddy.
Taylor's in Felda for dinner
on Thctsday, May 4. Pulled pork,
potato casserole, baked beans,
cole sla%\, rolls, butter and tea for
about $10 each. Contact Linda
Clark at curtlindaclark'i'-netze-
ro.net ci 612-0868 for info or
reservations. The program
Henry Ford's Aviation Adven-
tures 1924 to 1936, about the
time he \as active in the LaBelle
Gardeners to meet
The April meeting of The
Greater LaBelle Garden Club will
be Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
Meetings take place at the Dallas
Townsend Center off Cowboy\
Way across from the health
department. President Nina
Rigby and guests from the Alva
Garden Club will be speaking
Everyone is welcome. Come
enjoy, bring questions or prob-
lems you are having or even
plants to exchange. There will be
a plant exchange, 50 50, Yard of
the Month presentation and
refreshments. Bring your family
and friends. For more informa-
tion, call Nikki at 675-3394 or
Terri at 675-2392.
Kiwanis is accepting applica-
tions for Adult Advancement and
Vocational Training Scholar-
ships, also any prior High School
Graduate Kiwanis Scholarship
Recipient can re-apply for contin-
uing support. Please call Debbie
The Calooshatchee Charter
Chapter of American Business
Women scholarship applications
are now available and can be
picked up a Badcock Furniture
Store on Main Street.
Open mike night
at coffee shop
The Bridge Street Coffee and
Tea Company and the
Calooshatchee Folk Club will
host open mic night free for the
public starting on Friday, April 28,
and every last Friday of the
month. This event is open to all
people with acoustic instru-
ments and singers who would
like to exhibit their talent. Please
call Mina Daegling at 239-324-.
2767 for further details.
Enjoy a ste'a ldinner:
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church invites the
community to come to a steak
dinner on Friday, April 2 from 6-
7:30 p.m. The menu includes a
10 ounce boneless New York
strip steak, baked potato, salad,
corn, roll and beverage for $10.
Dessert will be available for
$1. You may eat your dinner in
the Fellowship Hall or pick it up
to take home. For take-outs,
there will be a drive-up area
behind the church at the north
kitchen door. Tickets, which %. ill
only be sold' in advance, are
available by calling Judy Barton
at 675-4021 or at the church.
Office hours are 8-12 and 1-5
sign-ups at RCMA
RCMA is currently accepting
applications for childcare for
children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
old. Family Support Workers will
be available on Saturday, April
22, to assist parents with the
Location: Krome CDC, 551 W.
Cowboy \ ay from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Please bring the child's
birth certificate and proof of the
family's income (e.g. Pay Stubs,
2005 1040 Tax Statement). Con-
tact Marcye Masis or Donna
Vaughan at 674-4515 for further
MCA meets on April 20
The Muse Community Associ-
ation \will meet on Thursday,
April 20 at 7 p.m. Guest speakers
will be Mark Morton from Lykes
Brothers, John Dulmer from
Johnson Engineering, Neale
Montgomery from Pavese Law
Firm; The topic is the Lykes Pro-
ject and the future of Muse Vil-
Call for prayer:
The LaBelle Chapter of the
Order of St. Luke the Physician
(OSL), a' non-denominational
healing ministry, will hold up in
prayer anyone who seeks heal-
ing by Jesus of mind, body, spirit
or life situation Call 675-7785 to
make your need known. You
may remain anonymous or
request a return call.
Bull Pit Round-Up
Mike and Vicki have known
for sometime that they were to
do more in their Ministry. Once a
month at the buck-outs was not
enough time to spend with the
hurting and hungry ones! So they
have listened to the people and
started the Bull Pit Bible Study.
They would like to invite every-
one out on Thursday nights to
the LaBelle Rodeo Arena at 7
p.m. for bible study. They wel-
Bull Pit Outreach
Come out the LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds this Saturday, April 22,
at 6 p.m. for the monthly Buck-
Out. Call Vicki at 673-2766 for
Apply for Scott Tanner
LaBelle Youth Livestock & Ag
Show Inc. would like to invite
anyone interested in applying for
the Scott Tanner Memorial Schol-
arship to come by Florida Com-
munity Bank and pick up an
application from Winn Tanner or
Sonya Murray. To be eligible for
the scholarship you must have
been a member of the Hendry
County 4H program or the
LaBelle FFA program. Applica-
tions are also available at the
LaBelle High School, deadline
has been extended to May 1.
first football team
According to David Kelley,
.Athletic Director at LaBelle High
School, for the first time ever
there will be a LaBelle Middle
School team consisting of sev-
enth and eighth graders. The
schedule has been made and at
this time the season will consist
of six games. The team will play
one home game and one away
game each against Clewiston,
Moore Haven and Evangelical
Christian School. All the games
will be played at either 5 or 6
p.m. Mr. Kelley says that most all
extra equipment has been hand-
ed down from the high school.
Some smaller sizes will still be
needed and any organization
looking to make a donation to
the Quarterback Club would be
LaBelle High School and Mid-
,die School important dates for
the upcoming football season
are: Spring practice starts: May
1; the spring game is May 20 at 6
p.m. in South Ft. Myers.
Summer weight and condi-
tioning program will start May
30 and run Monday through
Thursday, all summer. First day
of practice will be July 31 at
Sports physical will be May
12 for upcoming ninth and tenth
graders; May 19 will be for
upcoming 11th and 12th grades.
Both groups times are 2:30-4:30
p.m. Middle schoolers should
call Sherry Ringler at LMS for
their times at 674-4646.
For additional information
about LaBelle Middle School
football, please call Gary White
at LaBelle Middle School.
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Michael Byrd graduates
from Marine course
Marine Corps Pfc. Michael S.
Byrd, son of Paula Lascher of Fort
Myers and LW Byrd, Jr. of LaBelle,
recently graduated from the Basic
Water Support Technician Course
while assigned as a student to
Marine Corps Engineer School,
Camp Lejeune, N. C.
He received instruction in
plumbing, military water supply
and field sanitation. Graduates are
qualified to perform tasks expect-
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nician Byrd is a 2003 graduate of
LaBelle High School and joined
the Marine Corps in July 2005.
Saul E Deras deployed
with strike group
Navy Seaman Saul F. Deras,
son of Susan Deras and Saul
Deras of LaBelle, and his fellow
shipmates assigned to the guided-
missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay
are deployed as part of the Abra-
ham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group
Deras' unit conducted under-
sea warfare training in Hawaii
and participated in a passing exer-
cise (PASSEX) with the Japan
Maritime Self Defense Force
(JMSDF). Mobile Bay conducted
maritime security operations
(MSO) in the Western Pacific.
During the PASSEX, CSG 9 and the
Japanese Navy conducted an offi-
cer exchange program to give
Japanese sailors a chance to
experience life aboard an Ameri-
can ship and vice versa.
Deras is a 2005 graduate of
LaBelle High School and joined
the Navy in September 2005.
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Take the last chance to 'see Starst
The Firehouse Cultural Cen-
ter, located at 241 North Bridge .I...
Street, will be presenting Seeing
Stars in Dixie, a comedy, by Ron
Osborne, as the last perform- A- .
ance of the season._
In May of 1956, Montgomery
Cliff, Elizabeth Taylor, Lee Mar-
Svin and Eva Marie Saint were on
location in Natchez, Mississippi,
shooting the, movie Raintree
'County. This play takes place
-during this time in our history.
Clemmie (Barbara Branden-
berg), a widowed proprietor of a
small tea room; is about to have
a very special.birthday. The fun .
begins when Clemmie wants to
meet Montgomery Cliff and have
a part in Raintree County for her AM
-birthday. Friends Tootie (Jo
Coombs), who owns the local..
newspaper; Glease (Mike
Shough), a man more comfort-
able in the company of women;
and Jo Beth (Emily Ankeney), a
beauty queen wannabe prone to
disasters are all determined to
make sure Clemmie's birthday
dreams are fulfilled. Then along
comes Marjorie (Suzanne Hard-
ee-Hubbart), a socially promi- .
nent lady-about-town, who is
evil, youknow, and who is als Caloosa Belle/Donna Meister
evil, you know, and who is also
determined to be in the movie. Actors from the last play of the season. Pictured from left: Mike Shough, Barbara Branden-
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LaBelle's newest riverfront
community is nearing comple-
tion. Jim Green (Developer/Bro-
ker) is accepting reservations for
homesites in the secluded
Caloosa Shores located three
miles west of LaBelle off CR 78.
This gated community consists
of high ground (20 feet elevation),
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river frontage and 1,500 feet bor-
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river and four sites touch Bee
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Call 239-728-5481 for more infor-
mation. Jim would like to thank
the Hendry County people and
organizations that have assisted in
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 20,2006
Francisco Luis Paz
Cecilio and Ana Paz of LaBelle
are proud to announce the birth of
their son, Francisco Luis Paz. He,
was born on March 21, 2006, at
7:50 a.m. in Ft. Myers. He weighed
9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21
inches long at birth. Angelica and
Gariel Paz welcomed him home.
Maternal grand parents are
Lidia Aguilar and Francisco
Escamilla of LaBelle. Paternal
grand parents are Cecilio and
Guadalupe Paz of Tamaulipas,
Mexico. Great grandparents are
Maria Gomez of LaBelle and
Pedro Escamilla of Zacatecas,
Frances Yvette Estrada and
Marcel Dumel Jr. are pleased to
announce the birth of their son
Marcel Dumel Ill. The young man
weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and
was 19 inches long. He was born
on March 22, 2006. Welcoming
home little Marcel are his big
brothers, Kristopher and Sergio,
and sisters Nina and Jayden.
Maternal grandparents are Nina
Carreno and Jesus Castro. Pater-
nal grandparents are Marie Jean
Paul and Marcel Dumel, Sr.
April 20: James Quinn, Jerry
.Willis, Joseph Frank, Brucene Vin-
son, Margaret Spratt, Janise
April 21: Joe Carmona, David
McGill, Kathy McCumber, Carl
Pendrey, Angela Todd, Jeremy
Evans, Jenny Shook, Adolfo
Rodriguez, Michael Whitt, Pete
Dankanich, Jr., Charles Cooper,
Sherry Kellogg; Angela Hicks
April 22: Marianne Torgler,
Charles Thomas, Mildred Lyons,
Glen Hudson, Tammy Landrum,
Joseph H. Anderson, Carrie Jenk-
ins, Justine Johnson, Jennifer
Kelly, Geraldine Craig, Claude
April 23: Lois Hawks, Dee
Collins, Dena Collins, Michael
Jarvis, Tiffany Granims, Mildred
April 24: John Harn, Jr., Gerry
LeTourneau, Marsha Alexander,
Steven Lee McCormick, Ronnie
Carpenter, Joseph Craft
April 25: Matt Lawson, Pamela
Dunaway, Lawrence Dyess, Ferrie
Boyce, Kathy Jo Williams, Timo-
thy Piecuch, Robert McClenithan,
Louise Rimes, Marilyn Daniels,
Maria G. Lucero, Joey Cook,
Stephen Smith, Anthony Ford,
James C. Murphy, Jr.
April 26: Kathleen Dyess, Mil-
dred Cross, Mitchell Etgeton,
Robert Awbrey, Robin Hanshaw,
Eddie Lopez, Lacq Stracener
a senior tradition
Project Graduation is an all-
night senior celebration that has
taken place at LaBelle High School
since 1989. This drug and alcohol-
free event will again be held at LHS
the evening of graduation on May
20 and serves as a positive alterna-
tive to circumstances that could
threaten the bright futures of our
The night will be celebrated
with games, activities, a mock casi-
no; music, food and lots of prizes.
With over 90 percent of the gradu-
ates participating, attendance is
expected to swell to over 300, not
counting chaperones. Each gradu-
ating senior is invited and allowed
one high school-age guest. All
guests must be registered with the
school administration ahead of
time. All the fun and prizes serve to
encourage the party-goers to stay
for the entire event which ends at
5:00 a.m. Prizes are given to sen-
iors and they must be present to
win. Once a senior leaves, his or
her guest must leave at the same
time and neither can return to the
This incredible project is only
possible as a result of the commu-
nity-wide generosity of time and
money on the part of parents, indi-
viduals, teachers, administrators,
businesses and service organiza-
tions. Thousands of hours are vol-
unteered and thousands of dollars
are raised, all in a coordinated
effort to provide this opportunity to
say to our graduates, "We are
proud of you and we want you to
This year's celebration is still
being planned and organized. Vol-
unteers and chaperones are still
needed. The fundraising goals
have not been met. It's not too late
to get involved in making this
year's Project Graduation the best
ever for the Class of 2006. Upcom-
ing meeting dates are April 24, May
8 and May 15 and are held at LHS at
7 p.m. in the library or cafeteria.
All are invited to attend, especially
If you would like to donate your
time or money, call LHS at 674-
4120 or Lois Smith at 673-3190. If
you would like to assist with the
food committee or would like to
donate money for the purchase or
preparation of food, call Anita
Lozano at 675-4217.
Contributions can also be
mailed to: LHS PROJECT GRADU-
ATION, 4050 Cowboy Way,
LaBelle, FL 33935.
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and much more with the balance of the factory warranty and on sale! U5674
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rear axle, tilt wheel, speed control, fog lamps, AMFM stereo CD, privacy
glass, 6950 GVWR pkg., bedliner and the balance of the factory warranty
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engine, 4 speed auto OD trans, A/C, p/moon roof, p/seat, p/windows, p/door locks,
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air bags & more with the balance of the factory warranty Sale priced! U5620
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V6 engine, 4.speed automatic OD trans, A/C, power equipment pkg.,
speed control, tilt wheel, AMFM 6 disc in dash stereo, fog lamps, roof rack,
16" aluminum wheels, 6 way p/dr seat, convenience group, perimeter
alarm and factory warranty Priced right! U5620
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p/door locks, tilt wheel, speed control, stereo CD, sunscreen rear glass,
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2004 F 150 XLT CC
Very well maintained with only 34K miles and nicely equipped. Includes a
4.6L V8 engine, 4,speed automatic OD trans, A/C, p/windows, p/door
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cloth capt chairs, sunscreen glass and the balance of the factory warranty.
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ment group, tilt wheel, speed control, fog lamps, MP3 audio player, sliding rear win-'
dovw 4 wheel anti lock brakes, rear jump seats and remote keyless entry. U5631
2003 EXPLORER XLS
This 1 owner trade is in excellent condition and priced right! Features
include a 4.0L V6 engine, 5 speed automatic trans, A/C, p/windows,
p/door locks, tilt wheel, cruise control, XLS Sport Group, roof rails, priva-
cy glass, cloth sport bucket seats, cast aluminum wheels and premium
stereo CD/cassette. Save!! 6T539A
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825 E. Cowboy Way Suite 105
9 LaBelle, FL 33935
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 20,2006
Las Noticias en Espanol
Muchos residents jovenes
de La belle han apoyado la
causa de los derechos de los
emigrantes. El debate national
de que America debe de tratar a
los indocumentados como crim-
inales ha hecho que todos los
latinos protesten y defiendan sus
derechos. Esta situation inspire
a Felipe Delgado quien organize
una march de protest con
estudiantes de La Preparatoria el
martes pasado. Ellos caminaron
de Winn-Dixie a La Preparatoria
en una march pacifica que fue
custodiada por el Oficial Ferna-
do Herrera, hasta el Alguacil
Ronnie Lee march con los
Felipe dijo que el estuvo en la
march de Fort Myers el lunes 10
de abril done asistieron mas de
75.000 personas y que eso lo
inspire a organizer su propia
march con los estudiantes de la
escuela. "La march en Fort
Myers fue algo maravilloso,
todos estuvimos unidos como
una sola comunidad...Por eso
es muy important para mi
hablar por aquellos que no
Cindy Munos de edad 17
nacio y crecio aqui, ella viene de
una familiar de emigrantes y cree
en los derechos de ellos para
quedarse y trabajar en este Pais.
Ella tambien form part de la
march grande el lunes. "Fue
muy bonito apoyar a los Mexi-
Algunos estudiantes que son
norteamericanos piensan que
no deben de permitir ilegales
aqui mientras que los hijos de
los emigrantes Hispanos dicen
que lo unico que quieren sus
padres es darles una buena edu-
cacion, por eso trabajan bien
duro ganando el pago minimo.
El sacerdote de. la iglesia
catolica Giovanni Bautista quien
es native de La Republica
Dominicana, dijo que el se
siente comfortable aqui porque
tiene a toda su familia. Su madre
y sus hermanos ya son ciu-
dadanos norteamericanos, el ha
estado en este pais por cuatro
anos y espera naturalizarse en
dos o tres anos mas. Muchos de
los emigrantes que el conoce
tienen dificultades para tener
sus licencias de conducir y
seguros. Ellos trabajan duro por
salaries minimos y los costs de
salud cada vez son mas cars. El
Padre Giovanni quiere que la ley
suDmlttea to tne ;aloosa t.ele/NIKKI eager
Newest LaBelle Kiwanian
LaBelle Kiwanis welcomes Sandy Thibodeaux as the
newest member, inducted March 28. Co-worker
Sue Williams is her sponsor. Sandy has worked in bank-
ing for nine years and has just been promoted to Assis-
tant Vice President/Portfolio Manager/Assistant Loan
Officer at Florida Community Bank. Her duties are Com-
mercial Loan Division Management, Commercial Con-
struction Admin and supervisory duties, on a greater
scale. She attended Edison Community College, Lake
Sumpter Community College and is finishing the require-
ments for the American Institute of Banking Commercial
Lending Diploma. Sandy is a lifelong resident of SW
Florida and a graduate of LaBelle High School. She is
married to Rick Thibodeaux and has one son. They enjoy
quality family time together. She has a strong sense of
respect, obligation and commitment to her bank and the
community. Kiwanis is another stepping stone to helping
the community and achieving her goals in life. Pictured
from left: Sandy Thibodeaux, Sue Williams and President
ayude a los emigrantes ha estar y que los emigrantes necesitan
legales. Esta de acuerdo en que aprender ingles y entender las
los Americanos tienen la respon- eyes del pais extranjero. Los
sabilidad de proteger la frontera Americanos deben de recibir
mejor a los emigrantes porque
ellos no se sienten seguros en
ningun lugar, en otras palabras,
se sienten discriminados
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3B/ t :n I3re 132
3BR/2Bath recently renovated. Located in town on
nice lot w/trees. $239,500.
5BR/3Bath really nice manufactured home on 5
beautiful acres in Muse on Cypress Ave. $425,000.
3BR/3Bath on 4.5 eM 3O0x42 pole barn &
24x36 horse bar l J c D)Jle Ranchettes nice,
nice, nice. $695,000.
$1 1 J J L L 1 k
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Well maintained 4BR/2Bath home on beautifully
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well irrigation and large workshop, screened room
and gazebo. PRICE REDUCED! $349,900.
5 acres in Muse with lots of trees. $200,000.
Riverfront 5 Acres with 215+/- feet of frontage. High elevation
reveals ~nctncrtular views. Oo5 nlfln
More than Meets the Evel Hard to find home on deed restricted
acreage tucked neatly away yet seconds from SR 80. Backs up
to a pristine retention lake with amazing sunsets. Low mainte-
nance CBS/Stucco exterior with all the details of a well designed
country home on the inside. Features include tray ceilings. inte-
rior doors all custom built, custom cabinets with tile backsplash
Bede afty Co.
Terri Banky Broker Cell: 863-673-4970
Shary Weckwerth Cell: 863-673-6498
Now online at www.bellerealty.com
LEADING THE WAY!
and granite countertops, all windows have wood casing sur-
rounds, a brick fireplace, and wood floors throughout finish the
2 Acre Deed Restricted Homesite in Oak Haven Estates. Oak filled
and backs up to beautiful sunsets over the water. $350,000
Well Built Cedar ,rbl Bed fl.ifmelr^ 1 L Irre munity of
Caloosa Estates N Ii rej1.ii p.L ~j ~ ized deck
out back for relar1ai '
Mobile on 1/2 acre south of LaBelle with lots of paving and a
26x53 pole barn. $92,500.
LOTS AND LAND
Development Potential 25 acres plus on Ft. Denaud Rd. Pair up
with available waterfront (priced Independently) for an upscale
residential project. $150,000 per acre.
5 Acres on Hwy 78, ji lrj L[IffI, potential income from
existing lease. $165,009 1UII ...::
5 Beautiful Oak Laden Acres located East of LaBelle. Quiet
County Living for only $160,000.
Over Half c rt ]rflce and culvert,
brush has l"dUi4 olMU 4dniU y at $125,000.
Oversized homesite conveniently located in the city with easy
access to SR 80. .75 Acres manicured and ready for your dream
home. Lots of oaks and maples. $95,000.
Port LaBelle Lots on the north side of 80, close to new develop-
ment area & marina. Priced from $49,000 to $57,900. Call for
inventory list. Over 60 sites to pick from.
Seller Financing Available with 25% down to qualified buyer.
Port LaBelle 1/4 ac. lot on the norht side of Hwy. 80. Many new
homes under construction in the immediate area. Asking
Prime Comer with over 500 ft. on Cowboy Way and 520 ft. on Elm
St. Currently Zoned Light Industrial with the new plan allowing
for heavy industrial as well. 6.7 acre location directly across from
the State Attorneys Offices & close to the the LaBelle Airport.
Commercial potential Located approx 1 mile west of Cowboy
Way with 800 lineal ft on Hwy 80. Directly across from the pro-
posed future Wal-Mart location. $2,090,880.
Light Industrit- 2QiS uLte!9ge.xcellent road
access, just Jtl]y SJnL[ f riNl 'under current
Heavy Industrial Site just south of the city limits. Industrial Loop
S/D. Easy access to both SR 80 and Hwy 29. Cleared, filled and
culvert in. $299,000
Profitable Towing Business established with many revolving
accounts & approved by all the major motor clubs. Currently
servicing LaBelle and the surrounding area with a clean & reli-
able service record. Call for details.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 20, 2006 1o
iTining out b VdWhere you'll Come Up 'With
SI eMJone y Aw Xew !ome?..e
Of Southwest Florida, Inc. '
239-872-7665 q: 1.
239-495-2402 Mlatt Fleming
Commercial Land Residential
RESIDENTIL. LOTS Luri I I .1 e acr c '. 59.750
JACK'S BRANCH ESTAFrES cffer- is .:.ouic L.-,t: 2 i.Ii j.:re es. $65,000
esCle IOLt loclteOd of :1R u5 ihe fhr-':'r Lr t. lB SO LD i63.500
Denaud arid Surrounded by proposed future L:1, .' B. iB 51H00.500
P!rnei4a 1'.dAItiri Ij Bwifhin tahe Cos
residenu- l deelopmen t, makes in dl fi B 950
place buldd our esute home and bring viur \ ri'Cjveii ces FrnUOge on (CR
horses or in est m the fulurte Lie amrig Ite Come bB lit IM A hN.hom:inie, $250,000.
galed communities slih no Honle (w.rier i:or Ciner Agerii
Community Deelop Dslni.tl Ies Lois i rn Li:ookig to build represenung aj I.:.il
have creek fronuge bludder, place cal fl f:r deujta
WATERWAY ESTATE on I 14 .Acre
in Historic Fort Denaud. This
STORM SAFE 3/2 home is an award
Winning design from the Florida
Energy Center Has a 1.99-' sq ft
LABELLE AND MIUSE Ideal home
for you and ,our horses. 10.28 beau-
tiful acres, fenced. crosis-enced.
exceptional pasture, spring-fed
pond $599,900. 601 LB2006tOni6i!9
EXCEPTIONAL STORM SAFE
HOME ON 7-3/4 ACRES This ultra
* private home features 3 Bedrooms, 2
: baths, den spacious family room with
its own entrance, oversized garage.
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15 ACRE FARM Enjoy Florida
sunsets reflecting from your
pond on this lovely 15 acres farm.
Definately a must see. $449,900.
NIKKI YEAGER, Sales Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/584-2005 cell 239/584-2002
With these great deals why rent!?!?!?
SDO YOU WANT TO BUY A HOME?
Have so many questions: How
,much can we afford? What do
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be able to ask any questions
you may have.
SNext available Buyers Class is
on APRIL 24, 2006 @6:30
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233 N. Bridge St
A MUST SEE FOR SERIOUS
BOATER This CBS quait cottas-
ge is located near Ortona Lock
with direct access to the Gulf of
Mexico and The Atlantic Ocean.
t $259,900. 601LB200627897
CREEK BOATER'S '"'..'--,mag...,.r -'
PARADISE This CBS 2b lb
home is Ilo:aied near Oriton
Lock %,trh direct access to the
Gulf of Me\i:c. and the Atlanuc
6iilL B2illi627 S91
LOCATED IN MOORE HAVEN.
- Ri\errront 4- single family.
large screen patio w/spa to river
side, 55+ Community, 20'X6'
dock w/electric & water. $350,000
FISHEATING BAY ESTATES -
2/1 CBS with big florida room
near the large canal that accesses
Lake Okeechobee. Green Resort
HORSESHOE ACRES MOBILE
- Almost lacre large mobile home
open floor plan. Vaulted ceiling
in livingroom. Master bedroom
with garden tub must see.
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$595,900 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/- acres in
Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen lanai,
security system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen and a
Murphy Bed just to name a few of the many extras
this home has to offer! Owner/Agent bring any seri-
$550,000 PRICE REDUCEDI- 4BD/3BAhome
on 1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings,
a sound proof studio, moveableisland in kitchen
and an above ground pool just to name a few of the
luxuries that this beautiful home offers.
$374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained
home on manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated
$149,999 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a
completely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
$94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in
LaBelle. fji ibw tfs glj cabi-
nets, hot"W f90 M i a rnftPi tlowith a
transferable warranty. Great investment potential or
first time home buyer
$475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse sits on + '. '.re. Thi pa'ci:hi,- h.:nae feaJul'es
an addition uilh ia ',.an cn rl.e ariin. l dru.h m':Orl:
The property has a pond with an island and bridge, an
above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
$300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse
which rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and
roof Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
One Quality Home at a Time!
Homes Startinq in the Low 200's
We have "move-in ready" homes available now
2;2M'iv\vO6d Cir, Madison II, 3/212
924 wood Cir, Cypress II, 3/2/2
5020 Gu,6n Cir, Maqnolia, 412/2
5005 Pike Lane. Madison II, 31212
9016 Lamkin Cir, Madison II, 312/2
5009 Pinetree Ln, Cypress II, 312/2
6008 Acorn Cir, Maqnolia, 4/212
5012 Pinetree Cir. Cypress II, 3/212
7035 Beaver Cir, Madison II, 3/212
S.Q745~niWh Cir, Madison, 312/2
3045 June Cir, Maqnolia, 4/212
All Homes Include / acre home site, wood cabinets,
upgraded tile, landscaping, full kitchen appliance package
and much more!
Vacant lots Available!
One New Home Rental Left! 3/2/2 $1200.00 Mo.
Visit Our Model Center
2480 East State Road 80
Open M-F, 8-5:30 and Sat & Sun 8-5:30
Call 863-612-0551, or Toll Free, 866-224-8392
Watch for the May
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Also on line at
* $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manu-
factured home in LaBelle. This home features a split
Il.:.:[ plin' lnd ill crown moldings in the living and
* $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El
Rio Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New
and still under construction! Call fro completion
* $147,700 3BD/2Ba New Manufactured home
with pantry, dual sinks, garden tub, separate show-
er and skylight in the guest bathroom.
* $112,500 $120,500 Manufactured Homes
New and under construction in the Moore Haven
Yacht Club. The Moore Haven Yacht Club is a 55+
"ownership" park. Call today for completion date!
* PRICE REDUCED $110,000- 2BD/1BAmobile
home on 2.5+/- acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful
country living year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $81,900 -,3BD/2BA Nice.corner lot in LaBelle
with a manufactured home located close to
schools, shopping and restaurants.
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
1he nS.ifile I...m'e i: [.trialli fui-'li''hl. I'lie lot is
uri..'undiI : in I JuIs iuI pu rln .1f.l ai ,', -
$1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
*.. $1,250,000 16.04+/- Acres Great
Development Opportunity! Close to schools,
fc.-rrj .nrij.l pm.rl.. [.a,) n sh.,.p- a'id r.i. jh n..r.-'
* $988,025 "karehou; .-.tfh i:e ., I. + 1 I.:ic
Ofi' oi j kind Au dulo' i .i rd Orgdrlc..;I th
darn bdl of heialir
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 i-t+ l.ad r...
find aj:rc.., dlirang Babc:,rk pr.,fm iri Mjuc
Pi,,icI r''ad i,., cSr
* $850000 1+ j a.rcs bcjuuitull *ci ludcJ
with pasture, ponds, cabbage palms and oaks.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on
busy SR 80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your dream
country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location!
Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic
fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home
are located on the property,. Home is to be sold "as
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
* $14ty /w- jy jq 88+-
Acres Aths o'fo lalf0WS49,90.M
* $98,2Q rr5+e 1cr i M a There
is a sin~gd ,NcMr,, .1ek, f lcf l e prop-
erty. The mobile home is to be sold "as is."
* $25,500 $72,900- Call for more information
about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots
have been nicely maintained and are close to
* $29,900- $34,900 Mobile home lots available
in 55 and older Community located-in Moore
Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES
* $950/Monthly 3BD/2Ba home in Ortona.
FEATURES OF THE WEEK
A GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT OR
STARTER HOME This 3BR/2BA manufac-
tured home has a lot to offer. It features a
split floor plan, a deck for entertaining, a
garden tub in the master bath, new paint
throughout and new carpet. This mobile is
priced to sell! $125,000
ESTABLISHED IN 1984 THE GATOR
BAIT PUB has been a thriving business in
the Pioneer Community for many years. If
you've ever wanted to run your own
Restaurant and Lounge here's your chance.
This quaint establishment comes fully fur-
nished with a completely equipped kitchen,
and offers a great start for any entrepreneur.
Priced at $174,500
UNIQUE, DESIRABLE AND SECLUDED
Less than a mile from the new West Glades
Elementary. This property is 14.5 acres in
one of the fastest going areas of Glades
County. Surrounded by large acreage, this
parcel has been cleared and fenced. This cus-
tom built home is spacious and very well kept..
Over 3,400 sq.ft. split floor plan features
ceramic tile, 3 large bedrooms, walk-in clos-
ets, and 2.5 spacious baths. The island
kitchen has walk-in pantry, breakfast area,
and is open to the large family room. The
master bedroom and bath offer his and hers
walk-in closets, garden tub, separate shower,
dual sinks and access to the pool. Too many
improvement to mention, call for your pri-
vate showing! $1,450,000.
Marilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Whatley,
Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin Lopez, Suzanne Sherrod
Judy Cross McClure and Receptionist Emily Curtis
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT ESTATE
SITE with over 200 feet of waterfront and
alreadyy separated into 2 lots. The fabulous
,ew is naturally pristine across and up the
river from this "Point" on both the main river
inid the "Old River", which features 60 feet of
t.,'otected dockage. Rip Rap ofriverbank is in
i'ogress. There is NO "Corps Setback" on
other lot, which may allow houses and/or
lools unusually close to River. Beautiful area
:,i' upscale homes within blocks of central
L .Belle. $1,500,000
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATIONIII
[his 3 +/- acre peninsula has over 700' of
I aloosahatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29
,.cess. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are end-
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this
i, terfront homesite on dredged river oxbow
. private dock in place. Homesite is located
.iprox. 75 ft. from the main river in an area
.A. nice homes. Permits are in place to re-
...-edge oxbow to 6-8 ft. depth. $499,000.
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04
acre lot is wooded and located on County
Road 78. Build your dream home on this par-
cel and enjoy endless views of the
Caloosahatchee River. Price Reduced
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest
mobile is on Jacks Branch with river access.
This Unique one of a kind property also has
it's own private ISLAND. Gorgeous property
is covered with large oaks. Call or more
details. This is a MUST SEE. $475,000
PRICE REDUCEDI This .84 +/- Acre creek
front homesite is located on Pollywog Creek
in beautiful river front community. Build
your dream home on this oversized
Creekfront lot which provides beautiful oaks,
access to the Caloosahatclee River and some
river views. Price Reduced $149,900.
HOMES IN LABELLE
THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME sits on
an oversized corner lot in the city. The 2 Br
/ 2 Ba home has vaulted ceilings and tile in
the living area. French doors provide views to
the outside. Fenced back yard and 8' x 10'
shed for extra storage. $205,000
MOVE IN READY! Newly remodeled
3BR/2BA home located on large lot in
the city. New carpet, flooring and interior
paint and spacious master bedroom. Price
reduced to sell $179,900
THIS IMMACULATE MANUFACTURED
HOME is situated on shaded oversized lot in
town and completely fenced. Home features
vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, kitchen with
pantry and breakfast island. Front and back
porches are great for outdoor entertaining
and enjoyment. $145,900
WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA MANU-
FACTURED HOME w/ office or possible 4th
bedroom. Located within city limits, com-
pletely fenced and priced to sell $99,900
4BR/2BA SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME fea-
tures large kitchen, new a/c, upgraded appli-
ances, jet tub and above ground pool.
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
ON 1 ACRE. Home features vaulted ceil-
ings, large living room and split floor plan.
Fenced back yard, barn and scattered oaks.
OAK COVERED V/ ACRE PROPERTY with
2BR/1BA mobile home, very private,
screened deck and partially fenced yard,
located east of LaBelle. $1,000 Seller Bonus
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY This 2
bedroom 1.5 bath mobile home is located in
quiet River Oaks Subdivision, Ortona Fl.
Great investment for the part-time Floridian,
or a great get-away. The home is being sold
partially furnished, arid offers a split floor
plan with vaulted ceilings. $58,500
HOMES ON ACREAGE
3BR/1BA CBS HOME ON 8.8+/- ACRES
fronting on paved road approx. 3
miles from town. Property is fenced & cross
fenced w/ gorgeous oaks and horse stable.
3.18 +/- ACRES W/1BR/1.5BA COTTAGE
style home located in Port LaBelle
Ranchettes, one of LaBelle's most desirable'
communities. Situated at the end of a cul de
sac provides a peaceful & private setting.
Cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile throughout,
open floor plan and wrap around porch.
B3 R/2BA LIKE NEW 2 !
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cious kitchen, breakfast bar and walk in dos-
QUIET COUNTRY RETREAT! Like new
manufactured home on 2.82 acres in quiet Ft.
Denaud. This immaculate home offers vault-
ed ceilings, entertainment package includes a
large screen television w/ stereo and, surround
sound, split floor plan, built in computer cen-
ter, large master bedroom and bath w/ garden
tub and separate shower. Upgraded appli-
ances add a nice touch, to the large open
kitchen w/ eat-in breakfast bar and formal
2.5 +/- ACRES. stocked pond, partially
fenced, unique oak grove and ready to build.
Great location on CR 78 approx. 2 miles from
town. Seller motivated! $199,000
10 ACRE PARCEL located off Hwy 74
(Bermont Road) in Charlotte County.
Property zoned agricultural. Price Reduced
BEAUTIFUL OAK COVERED CITY OF
LABELLE LOT. Located in established
neighborhood. Build your home on this .45
acre lot. Price Reduced $79,900
BEAUTIFUL 100' X 185' RESIDENTIAL
HOMESITE w/beautiful oaks located in the
city of LaBelle and ready to build! $89,900
OVERSIZED .64 ACRE WOODED residen-
tial homesite located in the city. $89,000
RESIDENTIAL LOTI Shady .30 acre lot w/
well, septic and 2 culverts for driveway.
Zoned for home or mobile home. Reduced
PRIME LOCATIONI Business zoned prop-
erty located in Downtown LaBelle. perfectly
situated on the corner of (Hwy
29) Bridge Street and Park Avenue thi prop-
erty has endless possibilities. "Old Historical
Florida-Style" two story building, 1,846 sq. ft.'
w/ 122' frontage on Bridge Street and a
"Quaint Old-Florida Cracker-Style" office
fronting on Park Avenue. $1,200,000
-i.iti:. I: u.:n nim,;,:l. l ,l dildir. '3 complete-
l) icp.':." a..l it niai arinn Renovations
include new roof, 2 new a/c units, stucco,
piinr i,c.iri,,.:ed Ftrl. ir n id 'r. i Located
I i h I-g, i i.iic i. ,ir: I :,riourn,,l.Il by offices,
restaurants and businesses. $550,000
REDUCED PRICE $350,000111
RENOVATED BUILDINGIII READY FOR
YOUR BUSINESS!!! Need a place to locate
your business. This is it! Highly visible, only
180 ft. East of Bridge Street. Totally remod-
eled building situated on .31 acre lot fronting
on Washington'Ave. across from bank drive
thru. Property is 175t deep which leaves
room for future expansion. Renovations
include all new crown molding, ceramic tile,
siding, plumbing, electric and A/C.
BUSINESS ZONEDI This 2 Br / 1 Ba home
is situated on a high traffic road in the city.
Just 2 blocks north of Hwy 80 and 1 block
east of Bridge Street and surrounded by local
banks and businesses. Price reduced
INDUSTRIAL! This 1.12 acre parcel fea-
tures easy access off of two paved roads & a
currently occupied steel building w/over
5,400 sq. ft. PRICED TO SELL AT
$525,000. UNDER CONTRACT
4.14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRIAL.
Property features 80' x 100' hangar plus 1998
3BR/2BA -.. 2,200 sq. ft. doublewide mobile
home. Great investment... Great Locationl
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY Excellent
investment opportunity w/ 277' frontage on
Hwy 29. 1.59+/- acres on corner of Hwy 29
and N. Industrial Loop Road, 3 steel build-
ings- (Warehouse-3,800 sq. ft.; shop 1,600
sq. ft.; office building 2,520 sq. ft.) all cur-
rently leased. $1,300,000
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Free to good home.
PIT BULL PUPS- to good
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8am-1pm, 638 Bryan Ave.
Furniture;..Too many things
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good, new stuff each day.
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entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
A/C TECH'S, HELPERS
& DUCT CLEANING Personnel
Will Train. Full or Part Time,
Evenings & Weekends.
Must have clean drivers
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Looking for outside
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Live & Work in the FL Keys.
Start$13hr., 40 hrs. per wk.
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Window and Door Company in
La Belle is seeking clerical
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resume to 239-597-9027.
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A leader in the citrus
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including 401K with generous
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Drivers CDL A. Home Week-
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for Experienced Drivers!
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Training for School Grads!
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WANTED United Road Is
Opening A Terminal In
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Pay Outstanding Benefits Ex-
cellent Home Time
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ol comprehensive program and project onlectives, milestones
and schedules. Documents, reports, budgets, and integrates
wilh other District activities, on one or more field operations
activiltes such as vegetalion management, structure mainte-
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operations. Provides technical and programmatic coordination
and interaction with other Distct units, government agencies
and the public. May be required to provide work support before
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tial are appropnaie for ineir major field of study. (NOTE: De-
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unusual circumsninces where experience clearly demonstrates
rtha the individual can perlQir( at Ine required level of technical
SkillS.) Seven yeais experience in the operation/maintenance of
water management works including increasingly responsible
experience in construcriori/mairieniance/operalion of which al
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gram areas preferred. JoD Reference #206180.
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Ann: Human Resources
RO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
-Medical and Life Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Lykes Bros., Inc. ~ Ranch Division
Has the following positions available:
Must have own tack and saddle,
Applicants must have one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and
a valid Florida driver's license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 2pm
at North Island Ranch-
15440 N. Island Rd./ Hwy 29, Palmdale, Fl.
Lykes offers competitive wages,
benefit package and paid holidays.'
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Murl h).e I .' s I cj h:pilil A r i,.:i l ep ,i nd a ll v-ll lor,, h,,ui..
iTJ.i"3 1 3[re :anlnna. eerI-V'ri.l all .
Full Uime/per diem-Food Service Aide
Pre~ c'p r pji '1 i'i .El up f .'td M1u. b. t.. l I0 iL-id 1a lon'
t,.:-u 5 i iiiii.r. 3 Al :an,Ljr t, .f li1-0 TicOil
Part [ime- FRoor Tedh
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Full Time/Per Diem C.NA
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Full Lime- CCu Nurse Manager
VaJd Fli.,d I,,: ',c id .Ci ice.. .y ai i :1,,-,l.:1 e'Fp and 3
years of CCU skill competencies re,. i ~ej oI rr m aji ,gcTer
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Research Center, Immokalee, FL-
High SChool Diploma or equivalent required Valid divers
license and willinrines, io Oilain pesPtcideapplicalor license
prfcrrred S31jlv pijle no miMainijin Iradilol. spravers. and
Svanoui ole ,arm micrinery n implements o penorm land
preparation j panrirg cullivaiionyspraying, narvesting and
related aperaironis on iclu vegelailes and other crops in
lield eperimerinl Min $8 i67, r negoliale with e.prienen e.
Apply by April 24. 2006 on-line at www.hr.uf.edu -
Job Search & Apply (Search TEAM positions)
or call Kris Sytsma 239-658-3400. EEO employer.
Executive Secretaries &
Administrative Assistants L2
Handles administrative functions of the Ryan
White Title III Program at Hendry County Health
Department in LaBelle; must have good
secretarial & computer skills; ability to travel
& flex work schedule when needed; Bilingual
English & Spanish helpful; Background
screening/fingerprnting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorda.com
or Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041x 133
for more details
Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Citrus Harvesting, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410
Drug Free Work Place
Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Citrus Harvesting, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410
Labelle Company needs Warehouse Supervisor
The Dumont Company seeks a- successful candidate with at
least 2 years of supervisory experience, good administrative
skills, solid leadership skills and holding a current CDL "B" with
Hazmat endorsement. The candidate will be responsible for
supervising a warehouse, organizing shipping papers,
controlling the inventory and supervising the activities of the
drivers. They will also be required to act as the back up driver
when necessary. It is important that the candidate be a hands
on team player. We are a small company where the Supervis-
or wears many hats and must be willing to do whatever is nec-
essary to support the effort. We offer an exciting opportunity
with good starting wages, a comprehensive benefits package
(including Health care, 401K with company matching, Life
and Disability insurance and a Profit Sharing plan).
If you are ambitious, and are looking for a job with a future,
please Fax your resume today to 800-524-9315.
Drivers CDL A. True Lease to
own program. Low pay-
ments/short term lease. Avg.
$1.11/mile plus fuel sur-
charge. No hazmat. No
forced dispatch. FFE Trans-
Drivers- BE IN DEMAND! Plen-
ty of freight, Many Home
time Options. Low Cost CDL
Training Available, 100% Tui-
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
'Florida Local & Ilaton31 OTR
positions Food grade Tanker,
no nazmat, no pumps, greal
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transporl i10 your op-
Must pass drug lesl and have
tansporation to lob sie.
Pay based on experience
Call Dacks. 321-452-3190
Willing lo train
ALL COAST TRACTOR
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAG-
ERS. MMI Dining Systems
seeks restaurant or asst.
managers for multiple club,
'college and restaurant opera-.
rions in Mississippi and Flori-
da. Jumpsiart your
Foodservice Mgml. career.
Competitive sal & benefits,
plus free stay at company-
. owned hotels! Send resume
Fax: (601)939-5685 or mail:
MMI HR Dept., 1000 Red
Fern Place Flowood. MS
39232. EOE. ADA, drug-lree
FOREMAN FOR SOD CREW
Must have valid drivers license
Bi-lingual a plus,
(863)673-8373 or 675-7716
FREE Job Postings!
FREE Resume Postlngsl
Some Weekends & Nights
Please apply within:
Vision Ace Hardware,
350 W. Hickpochee Ave.,
for fast growing builder in
LaBelle. Construction exp
preferred. DFWP.fax resume
to: 863-675-3826 or email:
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
ING!!! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Structu-
ral Fitters, Structural Weld-
ers. Work in FL, AL Over
Time + Per Diem UP TO
LABELLE COMPANY NEEDS
DRIVER-The Dumont Com-
pany has a position in our
small company that requires
a driver with minimum of a
CDL "B" with Hazmat en-
dorsement. We offer good
starting wages, benefits and
a secure future. If you are
ambitious, and are looking*
for a job with a future please
call today at 800-330-1369.
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills, re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Email resume and references
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
WINDOW & DOOR COMPANY
is seeking operator for
punching machine and win-
dow and door assembly line.
We will train. Opportunity to
grow with the company.
Please fill application at Dixie
Door and Window at 18865
State Road 78 or fax resume
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
Clewiston, FL -
Performs a full range of administrative and clerical duties that
are moderately complex. Work is performed under general su-
pervision. Demonstrates time management skills, multi-task-
ing, attention to detail, software expertise in word processing,
spreadsheet, database, presentation software, email, calendar-
ing and internet. Uses multiple software packages to prepare
equations, tables, charts, spreadsheets, memos, reports and
other material requiring accuracy and speed. Provides basic
day-to-day support and coordination such as keyboarding; fil-
ing, filing system design.and maintenance, calendaring, coordi-
nation of events and activities, mail distribution, reviewing
incoming publications,correspondence, maintenance of data-
bases, receiving and greeting visitors, ordering supplies, mak-
ing travel arrangements, preparing general correspondence,
etc. Typicallyhas High School Diploma that is business/office
relatedand 2 4 years experience in an administrative related
function. Job Reference #206181.
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
RO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach. FL 33416-4680
l- I -
Licensed Practical and
Licensed Vocational Nurses L3
LPN Position to work primary care
clinics Glades County Health Department in
Moore Haven; clinic & computer experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish a plus:
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
CallAlina @ 863-946-0707x 208
for more details.
The Clewiston rNews, Gladrs
Country Demorjal and The Sun
newspapers are looking Ior
writers and phoiograpner,,
part or lull lime, to cover local
events II you are enrry atten.
ing community events and
aren't shy aboul asking Q ues-
tions tis coula D ie ie lor
you. Inieresied applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
lob? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
P/T HOME DELIVERED
Needed for homebound sen-
iors. Positions available in
LaBelle, Moore Haven and
Immokalee. Clean driving
record, H.S. diploma or GED
required. Training provided.
Call 863-675-1446 or
applications @ 475 E.
Cowboy Way LaBelle.
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should email resume,
writing samples and reference,
$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so can
you! 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
BQ2000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Receive potential checks of
$3200 $4800/ month, in
60-90 days. A 20-40 year
earning on your 40K invest-
ment. Oil & Gas.
Well Established Bridal/Eve-
ning Wear. Central Florida:
Local & International clients.
$595,000 + Inventory. Nets
$300K. Financing available.
See pictures at www.florida-
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
rIfII ..i 1n
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Accurately & EconomSicallv
Call Pamela at
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
Music for all occasions:
Also do handyman jobs
DO YOU NEED.....?
"Hendry & Lee County"
Call Dave #239-633-3649
ALL PERSONAL INJURIES.
DEATH AUTO.. MOTORCY-
CLE.. TRUCK.. PREMISE..
PRODUCT SLIP & FALL..PE-
A-A-A ATTORNEY Referral
Service (800)733-5342. 24
Hrs 100's of Lawyers State-
ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
ors, State or Federal
DUI...Traffic Tickets, Bond
Reduction. 100's of Lawyers
Statewide 24 HOURS A-A-A
ATTORNEY REFERRAL SER-
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
GARAGE DOOR: 16x7, Clopay,
White Panel, Steel w/insula-
tion. Ready for installation.
$200 863-675-1139 Iv msg.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $800.
Swedish Massage &
Seaweed Body Wraps.
D. Thornbury RN, LMT &
EMT. Lic. #MA41304
Call 'The Suntan Shack".
Mention this ad and get
10% off through May.
WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL.
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic. & insured:
Ca i.36,3-;5- 3955
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C WALL UNITS- 2. 50UO
BTU's. WorlW., well 1.13:1. or
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
AIR CONDITIONER Large
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 14'/2", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
$50, (863)675-2404 after
FREEZER, 5y/ cu. ft., frost
free; $75. (863)763-1884
REFRIGERATOR, GE, Side By
Side, 25 cu. ft. 3 years old.
Excellent condition. $300.
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
SMALL FREEZER- Kenmore, 5
cuft, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 887627993, $250
BUILDING SALE! "Rock- Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $6200. 30x50
$9800. 40x80 $18,400. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
ing station. 5' long $125.
ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand,
ig bag and electric hook up,
i1200 or best offer
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250. (863)673-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
ic, $250 (863)946-3822
CHINCHILLAS 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $75 each.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6)
ASKING $1000 for all
DISHES: Leaf Pattern, 8 pc.
setting. $20. (863)635-0474
BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint
cond;, $45 (863)697-8547
M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Resting (handle
broke) $225 (863)80-3344
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP+ lots of programs
& games. $175.
LAPTOP- 15", Aosoluie Ihe lop
ol ine line Durabook Miliary
spe's Modem. rouier. Llhr
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
toards. $;5 (863)902-0257
BED SET: Ou s:. Medium Pine
Sl.ian Head/Fi Board., Dresser
w'rrirror nighl island Exc
BR SUITE- Spc. Golden Har-
vr"iI Simmcrins bedding, oed
2 dres;er nrit.i.ind mirror,
ice; 'i.800 1863146.78481
CHAIR, Snmjll Upholsiered
Tiulli Coiorea Swivel Ideal
hr RV 1i.6 }63i46T7-.43"2
COMPUTER DESK- Iew., aT3l.
$60 i86i3163-U-86 Alter
DINING TABLE Drop le3 iol-
Idi wooid. circa 1950's $100
DIRM TABLE- Claw 10oo. leal,
1 chairs, China c(3. nulch
$1 75 863-635-08413 or
Bush, lor 32" tv. Like new
FUTON BUNK BED, w/malcn-
i'i] dE-i: Full 5 bOnom
single si on lop. 8r mjnress.
HEAD & FOOT BOARD, Twin
Sulin Wood Very nice $55
HEADBOARD w/Majress Boi,
spring full s: White, dresser
w,.miror desk, chair & nighl
stana $,400 863-983-5515
MEXICAN BAR Ligrh green
wood w,. overhead stem
giass holder :150
1561 ) -03690
OUEEN BED- lignt wood. Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1300 (863)763-9410 '
RECLINER- Barca Lounger
Reiaii $900 Lik ,ew Wood,
arms'& side. Ligni lan.
RECLINER- Lazy Boy. Mauve
Like new. $60.
(763)763-0486 after 6pm
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col-
or, dark oakwood trim, good
cond. Need cleaning, you
move, $125 (863)467-8112
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors. paid
$1500 sold $400
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sellfor
$800. (863) 467-7676
EXERCISE BIKE, mileage,
calorie counter, hours, time
& tension, $100.
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old.,.$450
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
CELL PHONE, Nokia: Hardly
used w/manual. $50.
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean-
MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
ries, $50 (863)675-2404 af-
ter 4:30 pm.
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Between LaBelle & Alva,
3BR/3BA, 5:9 acres, pond,
62'x24' steel bldg. + pole
shed, 2155 Phillips Rd.,
$445k. 305-247-0064 Own-
Nice quiet neighborhood!
2/1, new carpet & paint
$130,000. Call 239-707-5423
ESTATE HOME, For Sale By
Owner, Caloosa Harbor Sub-
div., 3 Bdrm., 2/2 Ba., Privacy!
Wooded 1 acre corner lot.
Heated pool w/waterfall.
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625. 863-674-0474
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.
DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
NOW! For the NEW Kayak
Pool! The Above Ground
Pool with In-Ground Fea-
tures! Unique Opportunity.
SAVE Up to $4,000. Call
(866)348-7560 FREE ESTI-
POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
,table, great cond. Burgundy
felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
cess. $700. 634-2094
DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12". in oler.y
glass/wood box, 4 (nrome
ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
PIONEER DEH-P6700MP su-
per tuner car stereo, $150
|863)697-8906 Paul or Jen
DVR RECEIVER: For Dire I TV.
Model Ri5, E celleri irondi-
ion .55 18631675-39-4
FLAT SCREEN TV 32- JVC
McdAel AV-32F:75. 1 yr Oil.
perleci ona ion 'i325. Mu-I
TOSHIBA- 31- w'remoie
$200. neg. (863)634--)6'2 0
COMBO SET Ryoi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recipe. saw, 2
baits chrgr. & more Like
new. $100 863)467-0668
GENERATOR Homelile LRX
-1500 walt, 8 5 hp 120/-240
voil, 1-12 hrt $450
HAMMERDRILL 1/2" Makita,
iw/case. $50 FIRM.
TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
1,.4,-5, 7, 8,14, 17, 18, 19.
Asking $100'for all, will sep.
AWNIIGS, will remove,
,(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt
SMALL GARDEN TILLER.
Used, 4 iyl. Preferred Cali
Wanted: Single or double
wide mobile home, must be
no older than July 1994.
Must be classified as a
Windzone 3. (863)675-3665,
Wanted to Buy: Paper Money
and Old US Coins. Single
coins, notes, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton
Coin Company Since 1945.
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
Mention code B8K520.
WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft
Pontoon boat, in good cond.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.-Products 810
Farm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
For Horses & Their Humans
D. Thornbury, RN, LMT &
Equine MT. Lic. #MA41304
Call 863-673-0546 or
Mention this ad and get
10% off through May.
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000 or best offer.
SADDLE- 13" All around, Used
4 times, out grown, Like new
CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Most reasonable
priced healthy calves around!!
hoping orders welcome
HOGS (3) domestic, ready to
butcher. $450 for all or will
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FOR RENT 2/2 apartment in
town. $675 / month. Call
Home & Ranch Real Estate
LaBelle. 2 br Apt. 1 full ba.
W/RRver ipaj,i. Completely
lurnihed wwilner diver.
1 yi lease, No criindren or
pelr please $1200. nio. 1 1
I kri reQuirkd 1:0 mo.V in
nori-'im.iin 2a7j. j33 -514
100'J ) SF riOp T7 I ',F Onv.e',,
:i 1i, -31.i:,iiv 'i 15'11 ,lu ri
oue75 Rt 0r3--1u 0
House, 3BR. I. 1I.10 Ode
I151 w0 c' LJ:v T RjF;nh..
riou dog, 186r..i75.-1614
LABELLE- 1 new construction
home, 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, lawn care for 1 yr,
LaBelle, 3br, 2ba, Nice neigh-
rO,,rriiodi No pets.-$1200.
mo. Mu.;i quj.)ly Call
ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
canal, oaks, orange trees.
Ouirl' 15 Tirns I:i' LJ B lle
'3950i/ma. L ,e
Port LaBelle, 2 houses, 4/2
w/1 car garage $1000/mo,
& 4/2 1$90, iTiO
SINGLE MOTHER: LIol.liig i1:r
.,2 huias or 3apil Ldbeile
Rpa3 -roible I, v ni Ple3'e Cjll
OKEE. Female preferred. Privi-
leges Kit. Internet access.
W/D, Big yard. $400. mo. +
*/ until 561-317-8428
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
Each unit alarmed; area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks. Manageron-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr.,
LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE -
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. 5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl.
tax. 8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl.
tax. 10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl.
tax 8'x20'20" $85.60 mo.
incl. tax 24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
Business Places -
Property- Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
TAKE OUT BUSINESS in Im-
mokalee. Good location. For
more info Call Glenda 239-
503-0964 Serious Inq. Only
20 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 20, 2006
NORTH FLORIDA LAND & HOMES
J.W. HILL AND ASSOCIATES
1-888-821-0894 1-877-358-8300 .
53.41 acres MOL of industrial prop in
Columbia Cty #47930 $3,204,600.
39 acres MOL with DWMH 'in
Suwannee Cty #47588 $470,000.
120 acres MOL in Suwannee Cty-
30 acres MOL in Hwy Frontage in
Madison Cty #46383 $600,000.
50 acres MOL in Madison Cty. #47041
3BR/1.5BA in Hamilton Cty #48731
3BR/2BA with 5 acres MOL in
Suwannee Cty #49769 $159,900.
5BR/3BA on 229 acres MOL in
Suwanee Cty #49092 $3,499,000.
Business for sale in Deland, FL
Business for sale on 3 acres MOL In
Madison County #46984 $850,000.
Business on 2 acres MOL in Lafayette
County #41969 $150,000.
Business for sale in Madison County
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TOP LOCATION -
Cily DIOCk ne. to courl-
house. government .enter
nigh school. 500 leel on US
#27. Ideal or Bank. FasI
Food, Law. Medical, Retail.
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner Pat
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Plenac lop, bb 450 Hw' rX 1W
JuIn WWierru b. Brokeu
GORGEOUSUS 2 ACRE.
CORNER LOT IN THE
tOUNTRYJ THIS 3/2MAN-
COMES WITH POLE
BARN, GREEN HOUSE,
TOO MANY EXTRAS TO
LIST, THIS ONE WON'T
LAST AT $215,900.
GREAT PLACE IN THE
COUNTRY THIS 4/2 MAN-
LFAC TURNED HOME ON
I.,+OR- ACRES BRING TiE
ILisT LISTED \ GREAT
LOT IN PORT LiABELLE
tATER FRONT LOT IN
:APE CORAL $242,900.
CO)RJER LOT FOR 5.AL
IN LEHIGH ACRES
CALL FOR DETAILS
HUNT ELK, Red Stag. Buffalo,
hunting license $5.00, Sea-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We
nave a No-Game-No Pay
policy. Book now' Days
PIONEER, 2.5 ac.. Lots ol pine
trees. High land. Accessible
Very Peacelul & Privade.
DOUBLE LOT located on S
Hilton Circle in Glades
County on North side ol
Hwy. 80, close to Rancn-
etes, Ig Oak on one lot.
186.000 (863)675-5781 or
LOT SALE located on Hwy 29.
With fairly new septic & eoec-
tric. Ready tor MoDile home
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sale by owner Private golf
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FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
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erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on ine shores ol
ristine Norris Lake Call
akesioe Really ai
(423)626-5820 Or visit
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME
$99,900. New 2000 Sq.FI
Log Home on Lake Cumber-
land, KY JamestowrdRusseil
Springs Area 1st Time
Available April 22ndi
(800)170-9311, Ex 55
LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TN
Walerlront. view & estate
nomesiles. 1 to 40 acres
from tre $40s Silualed
around a 45,000 acre lake.
Just 90 min to Nashville
New building sites lust re-
leased Call owner
Large Mtn. Land Bargains.
High Elevation Adoins Pris-
Bne State Forest 20+ AC to
350 AC Sweeping Mtn.
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Time to Buy. INVESTORS &
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LOOKING TO OWN LANO9 In-
vest in rural acreage
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mountain, walerlront proper-
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monthly Special Land Re-
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$60s Custom owners'
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Less! Breathtaking Blue
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es and quaint snops ot Spar-
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& large public lake nearby,
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Murphy, N C 28906
North Carolina Galed Lake-
rorint Community 1 5 acres
lus, 90 miles ol shoreline
ever before ottered wiln
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90', financing. Call
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Owner's Liquidation Sale by
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acreage homesiies in the
Blue Ridge Mountains oi VA
Sold "AS IS', 30-day close
Restrictive Covenant Corm-
munily Oeadline May 271h
For details (800)420-2278
or visit www.Slorieridge-
Beautiful land with magnili-
ceni views, blutis and creek
sirears. Prise: Pre-devel-
opment. Owner financing
available starting ai $lk
down Call (931)946-2484
www Idlrealry crom
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort
on Dale Hollow Lake a pri-
vate, galed community. En-
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Lake-View and Mountain-
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DocKable WaTerironl Proper-
ty Build Up to 3 homes Only
$99 900 Ask Aooul Our In-
veslor Pkg. 7 Waterironl
LOIS 1or Only $79,900' Call
WATERFRONT LAND SALE'
Lake Access Irom
$257/monih' Direct Lake-
Ironl Irom $124,900 ONE
DAY ONL', SATURDAY, MAY
6, 2006 Minules Irom Au-
guita, GA ECcelleni hnanc
nlg available w/low down
payment Call loday for an
early appoin imenr
'aided on purchase price or
149.900 w, 10% down. inter-
elI only loan willed rate ol
i.875'%' lor 5 yrs. Terms and
rales Subtlcl IO criange win-
oul notice oid where pro-
hibiled by law
Western New Meico 45 10
160 acre ranches starling It
$69,991) Ml views Irees.
rolling hills, wiIlle bOrders
BLM power Enloy huniing.
hiking horses. Perleci family
rancn. 1006% financing
NALC. (866) 365-2825.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement andlor
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
Reds and make your
clean un a breeze
WANTED- vacant land to lease
monthly lor responsible
couple to largest snoot Have
relr (;772 336-6093
AS IS. STORM DAMAGE -
Deep waieriront sailboat
access. Easy out io Gull oi
Atlantic $298K 239-823-2587
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Mobile Home. Lots 2005
Mobile Homi e-Part 2010
Mobile Homes- Rentei2O5.
Mobil Hoies SHaom 202
LaBelle, '80, 24x56. 3br. 2ba
In Great shape. New Kil.
cabinets & lloor.$10.000
LaBelle, DB, 2Dr, IDa, Large
living room ig clean lot
100x150. Cily water.
MOBILE HOME: *91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Musl be
moved. For more info. $5500
or best other. 1863)228-6822
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Sport Vehicles/ATs 3035
AIR BOAT, 4 cyl, Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
Challenger? e'c shape
needs moior S seals $800
ask lotr ick 863-697-8108
PONTOON BOAT- 2011, rIr
iricid 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to thsn. $5000 neg
PONTOON BOAT- 26'. 50HP
Evnriude. needs work. good
project, $600 neg
(863,467-5725 lormore inlo
MOTORHOMES, (2), not run-
ning but good drive train.
'ou Haul. 00willsell sep-
PARTLY FURNISHED: 75, 25
Ft., Lg. relrig ele hot water
stove, A/C Toilet w/deci
OB MOTOR- 225HR Evinrude,
long shall, $1400
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
6510 thrust, w'loo0 controls,
never used sill in bo., 5350
GSXR750 '04- grei tIhape
garage kepl $5500
GO CART, Fo< 165cc, 2 seal-
er, w.:sea1 bellS, roll oar. (oll
dar consiruclion. $900
(863)675.4912 v msg
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater.
roll bars, great snape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863), 63-4132 eve's
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cord. $1499
SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6.
,Cbamaiwcid ki-s -l4020
.EqUipment (' -:.025
Ir hfCar '.I ,.4030
FurWh~ele i it 40365
He Duty Truck4040
artS Repairs. 4045
Plckpp truhk 40D0
Sport Utility 4055
racitor Trailer' :4060
Utility Tralerd 4065
Vane .:. ..400
CHEVY CAVALIER 1997. 2
Door. Good. 153K miles. Runs
greal Cold A/C Stereo system
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dillon 1 Owner Book=$6850
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6. auto. good shape, needs
POINT GRAND MARQUIS 92-
runs good. needs Drakes
$1000 or best olfer
(8631697-6384 after 5pm
PT CRUISER- '02. 5 spd. CD,
Tape. Radio, tog lamps.
cruise, AC. Silver. 18400
TOYOTA CAMRY, 95. needs
work or good lor parts, body
in good cona., $300 or Desi
Looking to buy Anlique Car
Convertible/ Truck. Please call
BRONCO, 4x4, 1978. orig
FORD F150 1986- Made tor
Ohroad! 300 w/30/12':!15's
& e:tra set ol tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995
ATV TIRES, 4 wheels, new, ott
'06 Rincon, only 20 miles.
$300 or oest oiler
(954)448-8253 Iv. message
ENGINE. 3208 Caterpillar,
Lile new (Ran in trucl' lor
only 20 min.) 2500.
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good lor rebuild,
good Irans, body rough,
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best otter Call
PULL ENGINE, good shape.
RIMS & TIRES (4) OH Audi, 4.
lug. 50% Iread, asking $50
CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16,
w/3 dove lail, lanrde rra le.
electric brakes %1500.
FORD AREOSTAR 1990,
Runs Great. Dependable
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er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
Florida Community Bank keeps on giving
Pet of the Week
After checking out water bowls in the. garage and
kitchen, and getting chased out of the bathroom's "huge"
water bowl, Chester Kitty ended up sitting in'the kitchen
sink meowing pitifully for the water to be turned on.
Chester makes his home at Cindy Miller's house. If you
would like to submit a pet photo for consideration for
publication in the Caloosa Belle please e-mail a 5 inch
jpeg digital photo with a high resolution to: Donna Meis-
ter at email@example.com, or drop off a photo to the
Caloosa Belle, or mail to the Caloosa Belle, PO. Box 518,
LaBelle, FL. 33975. Photos may be picked up at the
Caloosa Belle office during working hours. We need your
name, phone number (in case we have any questions),
pets name, age, breed of pet and a caption. We are look-
ing for something silly, fun, unusual or thought provok-
ing. Sorry, we are not just looking for a really cute animal
photo and definitely nothing cruel or harmful. No pic-
tures printed on your home computer can be accepted.
officers earn CDL
Fri., Apr. 7, Lieutenant Pam
Steelman and Officers A.J. May-
nard and John Wilke traveled to
Sarasota and took a driving test
for the CDL license. In order to
pass the test administered by the
Division of Driver Licenses, they
had to drive a 55-foot
tractor/trailer truck on the public
roads in the Sarasota area. All
participants passed the test and
received the license. The officers
are now licensed to tow a 45-
foot 'trailer for transporting
equipment to disaster areas.
On Sunday, April 9, officers
were working road hunting in an
area south of LaBelle and
observed a pickup truck pull to
the side of the road. She
watched as the driver swept litter
from the bed of the truck. Lieu-
tenant Steelman performed a
traffic stop on the vehicle and
observed that the 17-year-old
operator was very intoxicated.
The operator was unable to per-
form field .sobriety tests and
blew a 1.78 at the Hendry Coun-
Assistant Vice President and
Branch Manager Susan Williams
of Florida Community Bank
hands over a $2,000 donation
check to Bryan Beer who is rep-
resenting the Community Christ-
ian School ot LaBelle, Inc. Flori-
da Community Bank has been a
gracious benefactor for many
educational causes over the
For several years the Commu-
nity Christian School has given
the parents of local children
another choice beyond the pub-
lic school system. The school
provides an excellent education
along \ith teaching Chlistian'
ethics without receiving any gov-
ernmental funds whatsoever.
The school depends on student's
tuition and donations from pri-
xate and public sectors to keep it
At this time the school starts
at. the kindergarten level and
goes through to the 8th grade.
The goal is to some day
include high school grades.
Community Christian School
also runs a quality day care pro-
gram. Presently, the school is
adding more classrooms and
enlarging the parking lot. A gy m-
nasium is also in plans lor the
future ,our gift to the Communi-
tv Chiiistian School would be a
gift that keeps on gi% ing.
If you would like to con-
tribute to this most worthy
cause, please contact Principal
Sammy Co at the Community
Christian School at 675-3277.,
Caloosa Belle/Donna Meister
Sue Williams and Bryan Beer
Bonita Bay Group to receive business award
The Bonita Bav Group has
been selected to receive the
Florida Department of Education
Recognition Award, part of the
19th annual statewide program
to honor businesses throughout
the state that have shown an out-
standing commitment to
improving education by partner-
ing with area schools.
The award, cosponsored by
the Florida Education Founda-
tion, will be presented to Mitch
Hutchcraft, regional vice presi-
dent of The Bonita Bay Group,
April 20.in Daytona Beach by
Commissioner of Education
John L. Winn.
The Bonita Bay Group will be
recognized for supporting Take
Stock in Children scholarships,
facilities beautification and fund-
ing in-classroom grants.
Last year the company
awarded $27,500 in project
grants to Alva Elementary, Boni-
ta Springs Elementary, Bonita
Springs Charter School,
Pinewoods Elementary, Spring
Creek Elementary, Trafalgar Ele-
Srentar\, Alva Middle,. Bonita
Springs Middle, Trafalgar Middle,
and Estero High and Riverdale
High schools. In addition to the
grants, which help schools pro-
vide programs not funded by
school budgets, the company
also awarded an additional
$33,612 to be distributed among
the 11 schools on a $3 per stu-
dent basis, to reimburse teach-
ers for supplies and materials
they purchase for students.
"The Bonita Bay Group has a
history of supporting our local
school districts," said Hutch-
craft. "Our total contributions
through the school grant pro-
gram total over $360,000."
LaBelle High School also ben-
efited from The Bonita Bay
Group's commitment to educa-
tion. Under the direction of
Hutchcraft, the company created
a landscape plan for the high
school that included identifying
business partners to assist in the
undertaking. The Bonita Bay
Group provided staff, helped
underwrite the cost of plants and
materials and worked with the
team of volunteers in the effort
to bring the landscape plan to
"This landscaping project
was a dream come true for Prin-
cipal Paul Puletti," said Thomas
Conner, superintendent of Henry
County Schools. "The Bonita
Bay Group is to be commended
for their ability to unite the pub-
lic and private sectors for this
worthwhile project, which is
why I nominated this outstand-
ing community partner for the
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development,
sales and management of mas-
ter-planned communities, free-
standing recreational amenities
and commercial facilities
throughout Southwest Florida.
The company is respected for its
commitment to meticulous
planning, environmental stew-
ardship, integrity and attention
to detail. The Bonita Bay Group
employs more than 1,500 indi-
viduals and is currently develop-
ing seven master-planned com-
munities Bonita Bay, Shadow
Wood Preserve, Mediterra,
TwinEagles, Verandah, Sandoval
and Murphy's Landing along
with 14 golf courses and two
marinas. Additional information
about the company is available
Community iew sza uali ce
Community Links. Individual Voices. I
A secluded, private
vistas of pristine
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.
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RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge. 81ug
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (8631675-0188
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set ol Urethane Bushing's.
lor Mustang 86-'93. Sacil-
ice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES- (4) brand new 715
Power Kings, $200 lirm
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: Foi
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
TOW BAR- Slowmasier, Used
on a Saturn, Can De adapieo
to any venicle. $150
7004R, $300 or best offer
Call (863t 467-8856
CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great condo It is
no irie aluminum type.
$250. 1863)674-0825 LaBelle
DODGE DAKOTA 94- needs
engine rebuilt & trans work
good Dody, lool boe, $500
FORD PU '90- 302 eng. needs
minor work, $700 or best ol-
ler (863)673-1625 LaBelle
GMC SONOMA PU '92, 6 cyl..
auto, cold 3/c economical &
well maintained, $2450
TONNEAU COVER- Hinged, Ior
full s:ie PU, short Doo $150
TOYOTA-'87, 2WO, 4 cyl. Au.
to. A/C. Excellent cojndllion
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